Harvest in full swing

 

Warm, dry conditions continue and advance harvest. Moisture stress is evident, causing premature ripening; crop wilting and limited pasture regrowth.

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Winter cereal/field pea harvest complete. Spring cereal/canola harvested underway. All reported harvested yields highly variable, dependant on amount of in-season rainfall.

Baling of pastures, hay land, ditches, sloughs, green feed and harvested cereal straw continues, to provide livestock winter-feed. Farmers encouraged using Manitoba Hay Listings and Alternative Feed Listing to find additional feed sources or the Pastures for Rent or Wanted listing.

Southwest Region

Dry warm conditions over the past week continued to ripen crop prematurely.

Harvest of winter wheat and fall rye continues with average yields and good quality.

Majority of spring cereal crops have been harvested, with several producers swathing to aid in crop dry down. Yields reported are average, with good quality and higher protein levels.

Canola crops are turning and several fields are being swathed. Earliest harvest fields are reporting slightly below average yield with good quality.

Flax crops are turning but harvesting has not occurred yet.

Soybeans are in the pod fill stage and are suffering from the hot dry conditions.  Some areas are seeing leaf drop and drying out of top pods.

Sunflowers and corn continue to develop, but dry conditions are starting to affect both head and cob fill.

Pastures showing impact of heavy grazing and dry conditions. Some producers have started feeding on pasture. Several producers talking about feed and straw shortages.

Dugouts are about 50% full.

 

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