Rain affects harvest progress in Alberta
By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 25, 2015 - Showers or rain was reported in virtually all areas of Alberta last week affecting harvest progress. Harvest is estimated at slightly less than 10 per cent complete with an additional 12 per cent in the swath, up from six per cent combined and six per cent swathed the prior week. The five year average for this date is 11 per cent swathed and four per cent combined.
According to the Alberta crop report, frost was reported in northern regions in the August 21-22 time period. Damage is yet to be determined but most crops should be beyond the stage for significant damage to be expected with the possible exception of canola.