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Fusarium head blight risk maps for 2018

[UPDATED: JULY 13, 2018] Fusarium head blight (FHB) risk maps are posted daily courtesy of Manitoba Agriculture. During the winter wheat flowering period up to the end of the flowering period for spring wheat, these risk maps will be provided for you here. Warm, humid conditions occurring when the crop is susceptible to infection (during flowering) are favourable to […] Read more


Warm weather, rainfall advance crop development

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 9

Southwest Region Heavy rains early in the week in parts of the Southwest. Newdale and Minnedosa received the highest amounts of 45 to 50 mm. Hot and dry weather during the remainder of the week advanced crop development, and may have resulted in some crop stress. Warm season crops are benefitting more from the warmer […] Read more



Weather sees rise in crop development, dugout levels improve

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 3

Warm conditions and rainfall over the past week welcomed and has advanced crop development. Herbicide applications are mostly complete. Fungicide applications occurring where disease risk high, crop stage correct and stands looking good. First cut of hay/alfalfa compete or underway with lower than average yields. Pastures and hay/alfalfa have good regrowth where rainfall occurring, dugout […] Read more


Crops advance as warm weather prevails

Manitoba crop report for June 25

Crops are advancing quickly in Manitoba; dry conditions continue throughout the province. Herbicide applications continue in some parts of the province, but are generally wrapping up. Fungicide applications are ongoing, largely in winter and spring wheat for management of fusarium head blight. First-cut haying operations continue. Yields range from normal to below normal depending on […] Read more



Severe weather damages crops, cereals see good progress

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 18

Parts of the Southwest and Central regions saw storms over the past week with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and hail.  Assessments of crop damage are on going. Warm temperatures and rainfall over the past week have resulted in crops that are advancing quickly. Dry conditions continue to be a concern in some areas. Herbicide applications continue […] Read more


Crops get a lift from warm temperatures, seeding virtually complete

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 11

Seeding progress is estimated as 99 per cent complete across Manitoba. Seeding is complete in the Central, Eastern, and Interlake regions, with small amounts remaining in the Southwest and Northwest regions. Precipitation was limited in most parts of the province, with the exception being parts of Southwest and Northwest. Most areas could use additional precipitation. […] Read more



Flea beetles, cutworm numbers cause for concern

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update for June 6, 2018

Diseases: No disease incidents reported this week. Insects: Flea beetles and cutworms continue to be the main insect concerns. Flea beetles are a concern in many canola fields and foliar insecticide applications are occurring in many areas. There has also been some reseeding of canola because of flea beetle feeding. Now that cutworms are getting larger and their feeding more prominent, some economic populations have been […] Read more


Rapid crop growth seen, insect pressures on the rise

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 4

Seeding progress estimated at 99 per cent complete across Manitoba. Widespread rainfall throughout Manitoba, although amounts variable within each region. The recent rains and warm temperatures have resulted in rapid crop growth. Herbicide applications continue as field conditions allow and crop and weeds reach the appropriate stage. Flea beetle activity reported throughout the province, with […] Read more



Seeding nears completion, rapid germination, crop growth seen

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 28

Seeding is nearing completion for the 2018 season in Manitoba, with progress estimated at 94 per cent complete. Most areas of the province received rainfall, although amounts were variable. Additional precipitation is needed in many areas. The recent rains combined with warm temperatures have resulted in rapid germination, emergence, and crop growth. Herbicide applications are […] Read more


Seeding 80 per cent complete, rain needed for germination and crop growth

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 22

Seeding operations continue across Manitoba. Provincially, seeding progress estimated at 80 per cent complete. Winter injury resulted in some reseeding of winter wheat in the Central, Eastern, and Interlake regions. Dry conditions have resulted in slow growth and difficulties assessing injury. Precipitation variable throughout the province, with most areas in the Central and Eastern regions […] Read more