Alberta crop conditions better than average, big yields seen

Alberta crop conditions are well above average, pointing to big yields, the provincial government said Friday in its most recent crop report as of July 30.

* Overall crop rating was 87.5 per cent in good or excellent condition, down slightly from previous 87.6 per cent (as of July 16).

* The five-year average rating for all crops in good or excellent condition is 65.8 per cent.

* Yields estimated 10 per cent to 20 per cent above long-term averages for spring cereals, canola and peas. Winter wheat yields projected 5 per cent above long-term averages.

* Ratings of good or excellent condition by crop (5-year average): spring wheat 87.4 per cent (67.4 per cent); durum 85.3 per cent (75.5 per cent); barley 87.4 per cent (67.9 per cent); oats 88.8 per cent (62 per cent); canola 87.7 per cent (61.3 per cent); peas 88.9 per cent (69.1 per cent).

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