Manitoba Agriculture has issued its weekly crop report, crop production update and crop weather report for July 23. Full text of each is available alongside.
• Harvesting of the earliest seeded spring wheat and barley fields has started and preliminary yields are average to above average. Swathing of canola and oat crops continue across Manitoba, as does the winter wheat harvest.
• Aster yellows is evident in many canola and flax fields, with a range of severity. Higher than normal levels of root rot is also evident in spring wheat fields.
• Symptoms of heat and moisture stress continue to be evident in many crop types. In many areas of Manitoba, precipitation would be welcome to aid in grain filling, regrowth on pastures and hay fields, and continued growth in crops such as grain corn, sunflowers, edible beans and soybeans.
• A strong weather system passed through areas of the Interlake and Eastern Regions on July 29 which did cause damage to trees and farm infrastructure. The high winds associated with the system did result in some crop damage, including lodging of cereal crops.