Manitoba crop report: good start, heat needed

Manitoba Agriculture has issued its weekly crop report, production update and weather report. Full documents are attached alongside.

Highlights

•Seeding is essentially complete in Manitoba for the 2012 season.

•    Majority of crops are either at or ahead of their normal stages of development for this time of year due to an earlier than normal start to seeding.

•    Continuing wet and cool weather is starting to impact crop conditions in areas of Manitoba. Crop types such as soybeans, edible beans, canola, peas, flax and corn are showing symptoms of excess moisture stress and slowed crop development. However, a return to warmer temperatures should allow some of the impacted acres to recover.

•    Manitoba’s spring and fall cereals appear to be handling the cool, wet conditions and are rated in good condition.

•    Weather conditions have also hampered herbicide and fungicide applications, and caused delays in haying progress. Aerial application has increased as some fields remain too wet for ground application.

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