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Co-op to capture carbon at ethanol plant, refinery

FCL, Whitecap sign agreement to sequester fuel plants' CO2

A major Prairie ethanol and fuel producer is posed to spend just over half a billion dollars on a system to capture and sequester carbon dioxide from its operations in Saskatchewan. Federated Co-operatives announced Thursday it had signed a memo of understanding with Calgary-based ‘clean energy’ company Whitecap Resources, in which the latter company will

Manitoba harvest 95 per cent complete, soils remain dry

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 5

Southwest Region Temperatures have been variable, with daytime highs ranging from 27 to 32 C. Overnight lows dropped to as low as 5.0 to -0.5 C, with no severe frost reports. Average daily temperatures range from 14 C to 16 C. Forecast looks promising for the remainder of harvest. Above normal temperatures are making harvest

Manitoba crops 90 per cent harvested, winter cereals seeding mostly complete

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 28

Southwest Region Very warm days, well above seasonal norms advanced harvest rapidly this week. Temperatures were extremely variable, with daytime highs ranging from the 25 C to 29 C, while overnight lows dipped to 3.5 C, with reports of frost in some northern areas. Average daily temperatures range from 11 C to 14 C. Dry

Rapid push to get canola off the field, kick off soybean harvest

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 21

Southwest Region Temperatures varied widely this past week, reaching nearly 30-degree daytime highs, with lows dipping to 0.8°C, but no reports of frost yet. Average daily temperatures range from 13°C to 15°C. Harvest continues; many producers are caught up on cereals and canola and are waiting for soybeans to be ready.  Harvest weather has been

Ukraine sees 2022 winter wheat-sowing area at 6.68 million hectares

Ukrainian farmers have begun sowing winter grain for the 2022 harvest and the area under winter wheat could rise significantly, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. A total of 7.8 million hectares of winter grains, including 6.68 million hectares of winter wheat, are expected to be sown, it said. The farmers had sown the first

Harvest completion at 65 per cent, pastures improve to support grazing

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 14

Southwest Region Cooler, cloudy weather dominated this past week, with heavy showers falling along the border Monday afternoon. Recent weather has been conducive to harvest, with moderate daytime highs, coupled with light winds and cool nights for grain aeration. Good weather throughout the week allowed producers to accelerate harvest activities. Minor showers were reported on

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Considering winter cereals?

2021 variety selection data for winter cereals is now available

Yield results from the 2021 MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) fall rye and winter wheat testing locations are now available to help producers with variety selection decisions. Data from all locations was not available at the time of publication; more information will be included in Seed Manitoba 2022 in November. Yield, agronomic, and disease-resistance

Harvest 35 per cent complete, recent rains spur growth in hay, pasturelands

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 31

Southwest Region Unsettled weather the previous week stopped harvest across the region; rainfall amounts ranged from 2 to 28 mm. Precipitation is welcome for pasture regrowth for fall grazing, and possibly some later-maturing corn, soybeans, and corn silage, but too late for most annual crops, greenfeed, and this year’s hay crops. Rains are welcome for

Kazakhstan sees 2021 grain crop down due to drought

Kazakhstan expects its 2021 grain crop to fall by 24 per cent to 15.3 million tonnes after drought hit main producing regions of the Central Asian nation, acting Agriculture Minister Yerbol Karashokeyev told a government meeting Aug. 17. Kazakhstan, the top grain producer in Central Asia, has been hit by dry and hot weather in

Rains come too late for cereals, canola, but could benefit soy, corn, potato growers

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 24

Southwest Region  Thunderstorms and widespread rain events the past seven days over much of the Southwest region brought significant moisture, between 60 to 117 mm rain. These rains will not have much impact on crop yields, but some potato, corn, sunflower and a few soybean crops will still benefit, and recharge soil water reserves.  Harvest