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Remaining crops get buried, broken under heavy snowfall

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 15

Southwest Region Snowstorms across the region halted all harvesting progress. The storm brought heavy, wet snow to the majority of the region. Eastern parts of the region were harder hit compared to southern and northwestern districts. Brandon, Neepawa, and Carberry recorded 40 to 70 cm of snow. High winds were drifting over roads and accumulating […] Read more


Crop quality decreasing with rains, severe sprouting seen in unharvested acres

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 8

Southwest Region Another cool and wet week in the Southwest region. Rainfall was variable but enough to stop harvesting many days. Harvest operations resumed late Sunday into Tuesday. Harvest is about 60 per cent complete in general. Majority of areas south of #1 highway are close to 65 to 70 per cent done, while some […] Read more



Cereals, canola hit the dryers, soybean yields seen lower than average

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 1

Southwest region Cool and constant wet weather is stalling harvest progress. Rainfall amounts of 10 to 50 mm, majority falling during thunderstorms, which also resulted in hail. Snowfall is also reported in northern parts of the region and near the Saskatchewan border. Lodging in canola and other crops is common. Overnight temperatures ranged from zero […] Read more


Harvest progress in Manitoba slowed by widespread rainfall

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 24

Southwest Region Severe thunderstorms with hail and heavy rains fell over the last week and on the weekend. Rainfall has prolonged harvest, which is already delayed from earlier high moisture conditions. Other than Russell area, most districts received 30 to 110 mm rainfall. Brandon, Boissevain, and Mountainside all received greater than 100 mm. Frequent rains […] Read more



Harvest progress a challenge, grain drying seen for cereals, canola

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 17

Southwest Region Rain over the previous week stalled all field activities in most of the region. Rain was variable from 5 to 18mm. Warm weekend temperatures allowed producers a chance to resume harvesting. Progress has been made across most of the region. Depending on the conditions of the crop and weather situation, both cereals and […] Read more


Harvest progress in Manitoba limited by widespread rainfall

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 10

Southwest Region A few rainy days during the week and heavy rains yesterday have halted all harvest activities. In small pockets, there were a few days in which producers had made some harvest progress. Rain amounts are variable throughout the region. Hamiota, Forrest and Carberry area had the most at 40 to 45 mm. Russell, […] Read more



Grasshoppers on the move, canola swathing widespread in preparation of harvest

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 20

Southwest Region Rain and cooler temperatures have delayed swathing in late seeded canola and have rejuvenated soybean crops. Showers early last week, 5 to 10 mm rain was widespread. Minnedosa, Neepawa and areas north of Highway 16 are still suffering serious moisture shortages as most of these areas are only 50 to 70 per cent […] Read more


Grasshopper control continues in oilseed crops, hay yields seen significantly lower

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 13

Southwest Region Warm temperatures this week have quickly advanced crop maturity, together with cooler than normal overnight temperatures. Rain over the weekend and into Monday occurred throughout the region but amounts varied from 0.4 mm at Lake Audy to 37 mm at Bede. Areas along Hwy 16 are still below normal moisture accumulation this summer. […] Read more



Cereal harvest begins in Manitoba, hay, forage yields well below average

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 6

Southwest Region Higher than normal temperatures prevailed with very little to no rain across the region. Scattered showers in Russell and Birtle areas amounted to less than 5 mm. Crops are showing symptoms of prolonged dry weather and in some cases, soils are close to the permanent wilting point. Most winter cereals are close to […] Read more


Fall rye, winter wheat harvest begins in Manitoba

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 30

Southwest region Warm dry weather over the past week has continued to advance crop maturity. Some rainfall events happened with strong winds, but amounts varied. Most events were isolated and precipitation amounts were low. The Russell and Birtle areas report around the 2 to 4 mm. Harvest might start on some fall rye fields by […] Read more