Manitoba’s first seasonal crop report
By Top Crop Manager
May 6, 2014 - Cool, wet conditions are slowing the start of the 2014 growing season in Manitoba, according to Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development's (MAFRD) first crop report of the season.
Some producers were able to start seeding in the southwest and central regions with limited progress noted, states the report. For the majority of areas in Manitoba, warm dry weather is needed in order to allow field work and seeding operations to start.
Manitoba's winter cereal crops are breaking dormancy and resuming growth. However, due to continuing cold conditions, growth is slow. Field-by-field evaluations are currently ongoing to determine winter survival and crop establishment.