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Manitoba harvest 80 per cent complete, weather conditions favourable

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 29

Southwest Region Mostly cloudy and some rainy weather last week in the Southwest region. Between 5 to 15mm rain fell in different areas of the region but strong winds allowed for rapid drying. Areas in the southwest corner of the region are reporting shortages of water for livestock due to lack of a substantial rain

Low acreage buoys mustard seed prices

MarketsFarm — Spot prices for mustard seed on the Prairies have trended higher, due to consecutive years of low seeded acreage. In 2020, about 256,500 acres of mustard seed were planted, down about 36 per cent from the previous year. Walter Dyck, seed division manager for Olds Products, mentioned it’s the second time in 20


Cabbage seed pod weevil.

Keep an eye out for these three ‘new’ insect pests

Entomologists are tracking the progress of cereal leaf beetles,cabbage seedpod weevils and pea leaf weevils across Manitoba

A provincial entomologist is asking farmers and agronomists to keep their eye out for three pests making inroads in Manitoba. Why it matters: Provincial entomologist John Gavloski has a watch list of pests starting to creep their way into Manitoba. The cereal leaf beetle was first spotted in Manitoba in 2009 and has spread from

Warm, sunny weather sees rapid development of Manitoba crops

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 4

Southwest Region Another good growing week without major weather events. Most late seeded crops are catching up rapidly with favourable weather. Growing degree-days are normal to above normal across most of the region. Soil moisture conditions are generally adequate, but soybeans, corn, and sunflowers could use a decent rain in coming days as fields are



Crop staging advancing, reseeding efforts wrap up

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 23

Southwest Region Relatively cold and drier week in the Southwest region as below normal temperatures persisted. Miniota, Shoal Lake, Oakburn and Melita areas got 15 to 17mm rain while other areas received less than 5mm, which is causing some water stress in crops. Growing degree- days are still less than normal in much of Southwest.

Strong winds delay herbicide applications, some re-seeding in canola, soybeans seen

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 16

Southwest Region Favourable weather over most of last week gave producers a chance to complete seeding and some spraying. Limited rainfall, but some isolated thunderstorms brought rain to Kola and Dand area, recording the highest amounts at 30mm and 19mm, respectively. There was isolated reports of hail and very heavy winds over the weekend in

Seeding nearly complete across province, flea beetle spraying ongoing

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 9

Southwest Region Very hot and windy conditions started the week. Blowing soil in much of the southern parts of the region on Thursday and Friday. Rain fell over the weekend, which was much needed in some areas. There is some standing water in low-lying areas from thunderstorms near Brandon. There are also reports of a


NFU sees red flags in CUSMA bill for grain growers

Bibeau urged to 'correct mistakes' in NAFTA 2.0-enabling legislation

The National Farmers Union is warning of sweeping changes to Canadian grain regulation it sees tucked into federal legislation meant to put through the successor deal to NAFTA. Bill C-4, the implementing legislation for the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), passed second reading Feb. 6 and came back without amendment Feb. 27 from the Commons standing committee

Yellow mustard bids solid

MarketsFarm — Yellow mustard bids remain solid in Western Canada, which should encourage acres this spring. “Yellow mustard started firming up after harvest,” said Walter Dyck of Olds Products. Poor conditions and quality concerns in the fall provided some of the support at that time, with top end bids still holding around 40 cents/lb. Brown