Manitoba’s agriculture department is still publishing its weekly crop condition, insect and disease updates, but don’t look for them on the department’s website.
A publication ban is in place on government websites during the run-up to Manitoba’s provincial election on Oct. 4. However, the department’s latest updates are available in our CropWatch feature here.
Other updates recently added at the CropWatch page include:
- a report on “below-average” insect activity in Alberta, although producers are warned to keep a close eye on wheat midge in their fields this coming week.
- a report on late blight, which hasn’t yet appeared in Manitoba, Minnesota or North Dakota but is worth watching for in tomato and potato crops.
- the arrival of stripe rust in southern Alberta’s winter wheat.
- why growers with waterlogged fields may want to consider holding off until next spring on applications of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.
Be sure to add your own reports using the “Share a comment” and “Share a photo” functions, or to respond to other posted reports using the “Reply” button. To visit the Grainews CropWatch page, click HERE.
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