Warm, dry conditions needed to resume harvest in Manitoba
By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 25, 2014 - Heavy rains and strong winds halted harvest operations and resulted in lodging of crops in Manitoba over the past week. According to the most recent Manitoba crop report, strong weather systems passed through several areas of Manitoba throughout the week and into the weekend.
While the precipitation will benefit later maturing crops, a return to warmer temperatures and drier conditions would allow field crop harvest to resume. It would also help the late seeded cereal and oilseed crops, as well as corn, soybeans and sunflowers, reach maturity prior to the first fall frost.