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Average crop yields and widespread insect issues seen in 2020

FINAL REPORT: Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report Summary for 2020

Southwest Region A wet fall in 2019 meant unharvested crops from the previous year had to be dealt with this spring. A large number of canola swathes were left in the field, together with severely lodged flax. Much of the remaining flax was burnt. Starting weather conditions for seeding were optimum in the Southwest region

Manitoba harvest 80 per cent complete, weather conditions favourable

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 29

Southwest Region Mostly cloudy and some rainy weather last week in the Southwest region. Between 5 to 15mm rain fell in different areas of the region but strong winds allowed for rapid drying. Areas in the southwest corner of the region are reporting shortages of water for livestock due to lack of a substantial rain


With canola prices on the rise, time to make a marketing plan

Start by knowing your costs and break-even prices

With canola prices the highest they’ve been in two years, and the added stress of harvest, it’s a good idea to have a marketing plan, says Darren Bond, farm enterprise management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (MARD) in Teulon. “We have to take that step back when we are marketing our grain and

Manitoba harvest at 70 per cent, soy, corn crops rapidly mature

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 22

Southwest Region Another dry and windy week in southwest Manitoba. Subzero temperatures arrived for one or two nights but daytime temperatures were mostly double-digit, which allowed farmers to continue harvest and other field operations. Recent frost is not damaging anything at this stage as soybean and corn are already maturing and drying down due heavy

Cereal, pea yields above average so far, canola disappointing

Manitoba farmers are liking their wheat yields but are a bit disappointed with their canola

Manitoba farmers are seeing above-average spring cereal and pea yields and average to below-average canola yields so far this harvest, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (MARD) extension specialists from four of Manitoba’s five regions said last week. As of Sept. 8 spring wheat yields were ranging from 45 to 100 bushels an acre, the specialists


Manitoba harvest passes halfway mark, yields see broad range

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 15

Southwest Region Mostly dry weather allowed farmers to continue harvest this week. Temperatures were variable, with cool and frosty nights throughout the week, reaching double-digit daytime highs. Smoke coming from west has developed into a haze over the entire region in the past three days, causing a slowdown in harvest in some areas. Overall rainfall

“It (management) was very interesting, but I definitely enjoy agronomy.” – Anastasia Kubinec.

Manitoba Agriculture manager Anastasia Kubinec joins Roquette

The veteran agronomist from MARD is looking forward to helping farmers grow peas for protein

Producers will see a familiar name on Roquette’s staff, moving forward. Anastasia Kubinec, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development’s (MARD) manager of crop industry development, has switched out her government credentials for a position with pea processor Roquette as an agronomist. Kubinec’s last day with the province was Sept. 4. She started her new job Sept.

Warm, sunny weather sees rapid development of Manitoba crops

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 4

Southwest Region Another good growing week without major weather events. Most late seeded crops are catching up rapidly with favourable weather. Growing degree-days are normal to above normal across most of the region. Soil moisture conditions are generally adequate, but soybeans, corn, and sunflowers could use a decent rain in coming days as fields are


Crops advancing quickly across Manitoba, as do the grasshoppers

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 28

Southwest Region Producers welcomed some nice warm days during the past week. Several areas received precipitation, with some larger amounts reported in thunderstorms with high winds and hail in the Shilo and Glenboro areas. There is no shortage of moisture in most of the region. Drowned out spots are very visible due to wet weather

Winter cereals could soon see harvest, corn, sunflowers growing well

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 21

Southwest Region A mix of sun and rain last week. Repeated thundershowers with southern parts of the region getting the most rainfall last week. Continuous moisture is putting a lot of stress on moisture-sensitive crops like peas and canola. Some crops are handling better this excess moisture situation than others. Water is pooling in low-lying