Weekly crop report 0
Manitoba Agriculture says the province's winter wheat crop is rated as good. Although many acres were seeded into less than ideal stubble and lower than normal snowfall was received, moderate temperatures allowed majority of winter wheat acres to survive the winter with minimal winterkill or injury. Fertilization of winter wheat is nearing completion.
- Adequate soil moisture levels for germination and stand establishment are noted across the majority of the province. There are some isolated areas reporting dry topsoil conditions. However, this is not preventing producers from seeding.
- Seeding progress is 1 to 10% complete in the Central Region, 10% complete in the Eastern Region and just underway in the Southwest, Northwest and Interlake Regions. Majority of acres seeded have been spring wheat with some acres of oats, barley, peas and canola seeded to date. It is expected the earlier seeded cereal acres should emerge shortly.
- Recent precipitation did slow field activity across Manitoba but with favourable weather conditions, a large number of acres should be seeded in all regions in the coming week.