Manitoba crops – some farmers swathing, others could use rain

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.

Summary

•    Winter wheat harvest continues in Manitoba with favourable weather conditions. Yields are ranging from 50 to 100 bushels per acre with good test weights, low levels of fusarium-damaged kernels and protein levels ranging from eight to 13 per cent.

•    The hot weather continues to advance crops quickly. Swathing of the earliest-seeded spring wheat, barley and canola fields has started.

•    Symptoms of heat and moisture stress, including flower loss, leaf rolling, incomplete seed development and premature ripening are evident in many crop types. Impact to yields remains undetermined at this point.

•    Continuing wet conditions in the northern areas of the Northwest Region are impacting crop yield potentials.

•    In other areas of Manitoba, precipitation would be welcome to aid in grain filling, regrowth on pastures and hay fields, and continued growth in the warm season crops such as grain corn, sunflowers, edible beans and soybeans.

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