By Top Crop Manager
Oct. 20, 2014 - Crop yields in Manitoba are generally at or slightly above 10 year average yields, according to the most recent provincial crop report.
However, lower than average yields were reported in some areas of the province, largely due to extreme weather events during the growing season impacting seeding date, stand establishment and crop development.
Quality for majority of crop types is average to below average. Cereal crops saw a decrease in quality due to poor weather conditions at harvest. Significant downgrading in winter wheat also resulted from higher than normal levels of Fusarium-damaged kernels caused by Fusarium head blight.