Friday, June 19, 2020.
- Excessive moisture in central and Peace River regions of Alberta is hurting crop potential – crop drowning and yellowing are occurring.
- Southern Alberta, through western and central Saskatchewan, has ideal conditions – crops are looking better than last year.
- Eastern Saskatchewan, as well as eastern and Parkland regions of Manitoba, are dry and in need of moisture to maintain crop potential.
In Manitoba, crops are advancing slowly with development a week to 10 days behind normal. Crops are showing signs of stress from excessive winds over the past two weeks. Flea beetle pressure is high in canola. Recent storms damaged crops in the areas south and west of Winnipeg. Overall, crop potential is average at this time – eastern and Parkland regions of the province require more moisture to bolster crop potential.
The southeastern region of the province is still in need of moisture. Soils are dry. Without rainfall soon, crop potential will deteriorate. Southwestern and west-central regions of the province are experiencing ideal conditions. Timely rainfall and warm temperatures have helped crop development – lentils are in the eight to nine node stage while peas are six to seven node. Durum and other cereals are in the three to four-leaf stage. Canola ranges from seedling to rosette. East-central and northern regions report crop conditions as generally good-excellent. Cereals and pea crops look.
Southern Alberta crop conditions are reported as good-excellent. If conditions continue yields have above average potential in the region.
Pockets of central and northern regions of the province are struggling with excessive moisture. The past week brought another one to three inches of rainfall throughout those areas. Yellowing of crops and drowned out fields are reported. The crops need warm temperatures and sun to improve and advance.
Look back at last week’s crop progress report here.
FarmLink clients heard it first! Get impactful grain marketing advice you can trust. Try our recommendations for one month. Sign up below.
Note, this content is extremely time-sensitive. FarmLink recommends consulting your grain marketing advisor about the topics mentioned above.