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Alfalfa weevils at high levels, more stripe rust detected

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update for June 21

Alfalfa weevil has been reported at high levels in fields in the Interlake, Southwest, and Northwest. There are some lingering cutworm issues in the northwest, although populations of cutworm in many locations are turning to pupae. Stripe rust has been detected in more locations around Manitoba. The disease is known to have overwintered in Manitoba near Austin. Reports have come in of detections […] 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



Hail and fungicide timing, alfalfa weevil levels seen high

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update for June 14

Recent hail events in the province have left producers wondering whether or not they should be using a fungicide at the herbicide timing. Flea beetles in canola, and cutworms continue to be the main insects of concern, although for both concern is diminishing as canola advances to stages less susceptible to feeding from flea beetles, and some cutworms larvae turn to pupae. Alfalfa […] Read more


Hail falls in areas of southern Manitoba, cereal crops growing well

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 12, 2017

Many areas of Manitoba received precipitation, although amounts varied considerably throughout the province. Soil conditions remain dry in many regions. Severe thunderstorm activity with high rainfall, hail and strong winds impacted crops and infrastructure in the Killarney, Pilot Mound, and Crystal City areas. Seeding operations are wrapping up with an estimated 95 to 100 per […] Read more



Wheat streak mosaic virus found in spring wheat, fusarium maps available

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update for June 7

Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus has been detected in the Wawanesa area (read more below) and Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Risk Maps area also now available. Flea beetles in canola, and cutworms continue to be the main insects of concern. A hatch of the potential pest species of grasshoppers has started, but so far levels are quite low. Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus There was a […] Read more


Seeding operations 95 per cent complete, many areas need rain

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 5, 2017

Hot dry weather conditions prevailed during the week with shower activity reported in most regions bringing very little precipitation. An isolated storm event in the South Central part of the province brought and isolated rainfall of up to 75 mm. Most areas indicate that a moderate rainfall would be beneficial to improve topsoil moisture conditions. […] Read more



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Insect numbers low, flea beetles requiring some control in canola

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update for May 31

Insect pest concerns are currently low overall. There have been some insecticide applications for cutworms on corn and soybeans in the Central Region, and on peas and lentils in the Northwest. Some species of cutworms, such as dingy cutworm, have started to turn to pupae in some field. Cutworm staging can be quite variable depending on the dominant species […] Read more


Seeding nearly complete at 90 per cent, Northwest areas slowed by wet conditions

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 29, 2017

Moderate to cooler than normal temperatures last week. Strong southerly winds on Wednesday caused soil blowing and drifting on soils with dry topsoil and poor crop residue. Low to moderate rainfall amounts reported in most regions with the highest precipitation in the North West where some fields are excessively wet and will require days of […] Read more



Insect levels seen low, stripe rust reported in winter wheat

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update for May 24

Insect pest concerns are currently low overall. There have been some insecticide applications for cutworms in the Northwest, and for flea beetles in canola in the Central and Northwest Regions. Striped rust has been reported from a winter wheat field; no other plant pathogen activity has been reported. Stripe rust overwinters in winter wheat Stripe rust was […] Read more


Fair weather advances seeding, frost causes some damage to emerging crops

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 22, 2017

Manitoba Agriculture – Dry and moderate weather conditions at the start of the week with cooler and rainier conditions for the latter part. About 10 to 30 mm of rain came on the weekend for most of the eastern half of the province. Seeding operation progressed well during the week. Rains reported in the Central, […] Read more