Manitoba’s harvest underway

(Dave Bedard photo)

MarketsFarm — Harvest activity has begun in the easternmost Prairie province, with 88 per cent of winter wheat, 90 per cent of fall rye and two per cent of canola in Manitoba’s bins.

Overall, 13 per cent of crops in the province are harvested.

According to the most recent crop report from Manitoba Agriculture, the canola harvest is lagging behind the three-year average of 24 per cent complete.

Harvest activity has been interrupted by scattered rain showers and high humidity across the province. There are reports of grain dryers operating in the Interlake region, where canola swathing is complete.

In central Manitoba, canola is being swathed, and early harvests indicate yields of 40 to 50 bushels per acre. Harvest activity is expected to pick up during the next week.

In the eastern region of the province, 70 per cent of canola has been swathed, and a small amount of canola has been harvested.

Late-season dryness and high heat has caused premature ripening in some corn and soybean crops where soil moisture is low.

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Marlo Glass

Marlo Glass writes for MarketsFarm, a Glacier FarmMedia division specializing in grain and commodity market analysis and reporting.



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