Southwest Region Relatively cold and drier week in the Southwest region as below normal temperatures persisted. Miniota, Shoal Lake, Oakburn and Melita areas got 15 to 17mm rain while other areas received less than 5mm, which is causing some water stress in crops. Growing degree- days are still less than normal in much of Southwest.
Southwest Region Favourable weather over most of last week gave producers a chance to complete seeding and some spraying. Limited rainfall, but some isolated thunderstorms brought rain to Kola and Dand area, recording the highest amounts at 30mm and 19mm, respectively. There was isolated reports of hail and very heavy winds over the weekend in
Southwest Region Very hot and windy conditions started the week. Blowing soil in much of the southern parts of the region on Thursday and Friday. Rain fell over the weekend, which was much needed in some areas. There is some standing water in low-lying areas from thunderstorms near Brandon. There are also reports of a
Southwest Region Some scattered showers in the southwest region last week. St. Lazare and Russell received 4 to 7mm respectively. Crops need some good moisture in some areas of the region, as soil surface is quickly drying with very windy conditions. Temperatures were variable throughout the week. Daytime highs were normal; while nighttime lows dropped
[UPDATED: June 2, 2020] Potential frost damage might be the least of the many crop stressors Manitoba farmers see as they scout their fields the next several days. “Frost is just one of the factors we’re looking for right now,” Anastasia Kubinec, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development’s (MARD) Manager of Crop Industry Development, said in
Southwest Region Most of the southwest region received rainfall during past week and on the weekend. Thundershowers in some areas brought a significant rainfall in short period of time. Amounts are varied and can be viewed here. Some areas close to Boissevain and southeast parts of the region toward Killarney, already dealing with surplus moisture,
Southwest Region Cool and wet conditions were the norm last week. Moderate snowfall happened across much of the region, stalling all field activities for two days. Total precipitation was 2 to 10 mm in different areas. Snow melted quickly and producers were able to start some seeding again. Very cold overnight temperatures coupled with below
Bill Campbell says he’s ready for spring — his combine just got back from its annual winter check-up. The Minto-area farmer and president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers says he’s ready to finish last year’s harvest as soon as his fields are passable this spring. That’s adding to what’s already going to be a short and stressful spring
Southwest Region Intermittent snow flurries, mixed precipitation, and cold and cloudy weather has slowed harvest progress. Some snow accumulations creating small snowbanks in windrows and field edges is postponing harvest until melted. North of PTH 45, producers are reporting snow on swaths did not melt and are waiting for good weather conditions to finish harvest.
Former Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler wants more courtesy when the public accesses leased Crown lands this hunting season. The province will be partnering with the beef industry on an awareness campaign, he said. “It’s a major issue for beef producers but, as a government, that land belongs to all Manitobans, so legally I can’t