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Cool, wet weather creates challenges for producers

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 26, 2017

Precipitation was reported in all regions, with amounts ranging from 3 to 29 mm. Some crops in low lying areas are experiencing moisture stress. Cool temperatures have slowed growth of warm seeded crops. Herbicide and fungicide applications were delayed due to cool, windy, and wet conditions this week. Most crops have received one herbicide application, […] Read more

Western Prairies warm up

Temperatures rose somewhat on the Prairies over the weekend, as highs Sunday touched 29 C around Lethbridge and Grande Prairie, 25 C around Edmonton, 22 C around Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and Swift Current, 21 C around Lloydminster and Swan River, 18 C around Brandon and Yorkton and 16 C around Winnipeg. Lows at […] Read more

CWRS wheat bids rising with U.S. weather concerns

A stronger loonie during the week accounted for a decline in basis levels

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada continued to rise with U.S. futures during the week ended June 16, as hot and dry conditions in the major wheat-growing regions of the Dakotas and Montana floated all boats. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were up by $7-$10 per […] Read more

Manitoba forages fight past winterkill, pest issues

CNS Canada — The first hay cut is well underway in several parts of Manitoba as favourable weather conditions set the stage for what could be a decent forage season. “Generally speaking they’re (forages) all doing well,” said Pamela Iwanchysko, farm production extension specialist with the provincial government in Dauphin. “The rains were timely.” What […] Read more

Forecast: Upper low shifts weather pattern

Issued June 19, 2017 – Covering the period from June 21 to June 28, 2017

We have definitely undergone a major shift in our weather pattern thanks to last week’s large and slow-moving upper low. This upper low formed as originally forecast and actually followed the forecasted track. What it didn’t follow was the timeline. The low moved into northwestern Ontario as expected last Friday, but then stuck around until […] Read more

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Dry spell sparks call for voluntary water use reduction in Pembina Valley area

Longer-term plan needed to avoid water shortages in more drastic situations, officials say

Parts of the Pembina Valley were asked last week to reduce their water use as a dry spell across the region endured and demand for water peaked as farmers sprayed fields and residents watered lawns. The Pembina Valley Water Co-op’s CEO Greg Archibald said the request was voluntary and came after they had problems with […] Read more

You’re getting warmer…

In a White House Rose Garden ceremony June 1, President Donald J. Trump announced he would pull the U.S. from the Paris treaty on global climate change. As he colourfully noted, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” True, but he was elected to represent Paris, IL; Paris, KY; Paris, ID; […] Read more

Timely rains come to crops, cool temps slow corn, soybean growth

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 19, 2017

All regions reported precipitation, with amounts ranging from 15 to 55 mm. In most regions crops and pastures benefitted from these rains. Cool temperatures have slowed growth of corn and soybeans. Herbicide applications continue as weather conditions allow. Crops in most areas have received one herbicide application. Fungicide applications are just beginning, largely in winter […] Read more

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