Rain, frost, snow hinders Alberta seeding
By Top Crop Manager
May 21, 2014 - The recent cool weather conditions, including rain, frost and snow continued to hinder soil warming and delay seeding in some areas, according to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development's latest crop report.
Despite this, producers took advantage of a few warmer days and have made significant progress in seeding in the last two weeks, with more than 47 per cent of crops now seeded compared to two per cent a couple of weeks ago. This is still 16 per cent below the 5-year average.