Latest articles


Rainfall, cool temps stall harvest, crop yields seen variable

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 17

Southwest Region Cool, wet weather throughout the week, hindered harvest operations.  Rainfall amounts were very variable, but higher accumulation in southern part of region. Daytime temperatures also cooler, which did not help in drying crops. Harvest in region is 75 per cent complete overall. Cereal harvest is 90 to 95 per cent complete and canola […] Read more


Manitoba harvest 65 per cent complete, dugout levels seen low

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 10

Southwest Region Another dry and windy week let producers continue with harvest. Reports of light frost in northern areas of the region. Some damage to crops where temperatures dropped down to -4C or for light frost for extended periods. Harvest is 70 per cent complete overall. Reports of grain bugs in storage in the southwest […] Read more



Assessing frost damage on crops

Fall frost information bulletin from Manitoba Agriculture

If frost does occur, the information below will give you some details to help assess any potential impact to crop yield and quality. The full impact of frost will not be obvious immediately. Several warm days may be required for the extent of leaf and crop damage to be evident. The magnitude of frost injury […] Read more


Sub-zero temperatures descend on Manitoba

Special Crop Report due to early fall frost on Sept. 5

Sub-zero temperatures were recorded in Southwest, Northwest, Central and Interlake stations overnight. Sub-zero temperature and duration of temperature are important factors to consider for their effect on immature crops. Where frost occurred, crops susceptible at present maturity are canola, soybean and silage corn. Producers are cautioned that frost that occurred on greenfeed and corn can […] Read more



Premature ripening in crops, spring cereals see better than expected yields

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 4

Southwest Region Another dry and windy week let producers continue with harvest.  Sunday evening brought thunderstorms throughout the region, with high winds, heavy rains and some areas reporting hail.  Crop damage from the Sunday storm was variable with some hail damage In Birtle/ Beulah and Strathclair areas. Severity depended on duration of event.  Heavy winds […] Read more


Spring cereals, canola, early soy harvested, dugout levels very low in most areas

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 27

Southwest Region Another week of dry weather continued harvest progress. Rainfall on Sunday brought some relief from dry conditions, but ground remains very dry and hard. Some areas in the southeast side of region reported hail. Winter wheat and fall rye harvest is complete with average yields reported for both crops. Click here for the […] Read more



Dry conditions advance harvest, premature ripening, wilting in crops

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 20

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. Click here for the Crop Weather Report for the week ending August 19 Majority of spring cereal crops have been harvested, with several producers swathing to aid […] Read more


Moisture stress seen in crops, rain needed to fill out grains

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 13

Southwest Region Little to no rain over the past week.  Crops are turning quickly due to hot and dry conditions.  Harvest is starting in most areas. Winter wheat and fall rye are being harvested.  Yields are reported as average with good quality. Click here for the Crop Weather Report for the week ending August 12 […] Read more



Services available for producers affected by dry conditions

Pastures and forage crops diminished by lack of rain

Manitoba Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers affected by dry conditions of the programs and services available to livestock producers to manage forage shortages. To date, low levels of precipitation and soil moisture have affected the growth of pastures and forage crops in parts of Manitoba. Manitoba Agriculture provides a number of tools and resources for […] Read more


Dry conditions continue across Manitoba

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 7

Southwest Region Little to no rain over the past week. Hot and dry weather is turning crops quickly. Major thunderstorms with hail activity around the north and south of Hamiota, causing crop damage. Grasshoppers are becoming prevalent in field margins. Click here for the Crop Weather Report for the week ending August 6 Winter wheat […] Read more