Strong weather systems in Manitoba challenges harvest
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 3, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Strong weather systems passed through several areas of Manitoba over the Labour Day long weekend. High winds, heavy rains and hail associated with the systems resulted in some crop damage, including lodging of crops, shattering of standing and swathed canola and cereal crops, according to the Manitoba Crop Report.
Winter wheat harvest is nearing completion with generally above average yields and quality, while harvest of spring wheat, barley, oats and canola continues. Reported spring wheat yields range from 35 to 80 bushels per acre, barley 60 to 110 bushels per acre, oats 85 to 160 bushels per acre, and canola 30 to 60 bushels per acre.
Read the full report.