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Warmer temps stimulate crop growth, insect trapping underway for berthas, diamondback moths

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 18

Southwest Region A much-needed rain received across the Southwest this past week. Most areas reported 25 mm or more. Hamiota, Miniota, Newdale, and Rivers reported 25 to 35 mm. Ninette, Souris, and Lenore reported 40 to 60 mm. Daytime temperatures have improved and this will benefit growth; however overnight temperatures still reaching single digit lows. […] Read more

Seeding complete in Manitoba, flea beetles, cutworm damage seen in crops

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 11

Southwest Region Rainfall last week and over the weekend gave a much needed boost to crops. Much of the Southwest region received 3 to 9 mm while areas immediately south of Riding Mountain Park received more, ranging from 11 to 15 mm. Very dry pockets persist around Hamiota and Melita. Dry topsoil conditions are still […] Read more

Dry weather sees slow crop growth, flea beetles active across Manitoba

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 4

Southwest region Little to no rainfall over past week continues to be the major issue in the region. Rain came through the region June 3, however, amounts were low with most areas reporting 3 to 10 mm, with some spotty thunderstorms producing higher amounts. With dry conditions, emergence of later seeded and reseeded crops has […] Read more

Frost finds Manitoba fields, canola, corn, soybeans emerging

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 28

Southwest region Most of the southwest region received rainfall over the past week. Amounts varied with higher accumulations south of number 1 highway with reports of 25 to 40 mm, with areas near Brandon and south receiving the highest amounts. Some areas near Russell and Birtle received the lowest amounts of rainfall and could use […] Read more

Early seeded crops emerge, rainfall needed to support hay pastures

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 21

Southwest Region Very few showers during past week and over the weekend. Some spotty showers in Ninette at 12mm and Miniota at 9mm. Daytime temperatures were normal, but nights colder and below zero in most of areas. Frost damage to crops minimal, as most of sensitive crops are not fully emerged yet. Overall seeding is […] Read more

Cool, drier soils sees soybeans planted ahead of canola

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 14

Southwest Region Very little to no rainfall over the past week has producers concerned about dry soil conditions. Overnight lows still reaching -5 to -9 C in the region. Only 4mm rain reported in Russell area and some localised showers close to Riding Mountain National Park. Most of other areas in the southwest region are […] Read more

Cold, damp conditions slow field operations

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 7

Southwest Region Very little precipitation over the last week, but some localized showers on both sides of the Trans-Canada Highway. Below normal temperatures throughout the week, with hard frosts and some snowfall. Minimum overnight temperature reached -8 C in some parts of the region. Most seeding done in southern areas, but in northern region is […] Read more

Seeding begins in most areas of Manitoba

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for April 30

Southwest Region Accumulated moisture over the past week amounting to 1.5 to 10 mm as rain and snow. Areas to the south of Hwy #2 received the most snow. Overnight temperatures below zero, daytime highs reaching high teens. Average soil temperature 5 C. Seeding of cereals and some peas has started south of Hwy #1, […] Read more

Participants wanted for on-farm study of flowering habitats

Study will look at impact of flowering habitats for pollinators, natural enemies of pests

Pollinators and natural enemies of pests may improve the health of agroecosystems. Have you considered practices to enhance them on your farm? If so, we want to partner with you for an on-farm project. Project Establish flowering plants at crop field margins to determine if this habitat increases crop productivity by increasing pollinators and natural […] Read more

Manitoba Crop Report: 2018 season summary

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 29

Southwest Region Weather conditions were dry and seedbed was very dry especially in southern parts of the region. Dry conditions in most of the region during July and August. Rainfall and below than normal temperatures in September and early October cause the significant delay in harvest and no major benefit to crops as most of […] Read more