Thursday, May 28th, 2020
In the north (Parkland), significant seeding progress was made over the past week. Producers are planting into good moisture. Germination has been even, and crop stands are strong. Winter cereals are in excellent condition.
Seeding progress and crop conditions in the south are highly variable. Hit-and-miss storms over the past few days have delayed some seeding operations. Soil moisture is now edging on surplus in areas west of Winnipeg, and into the southwestern Manitoba. Producers along the Red River and east of it still require moisture.
In the south, significant progress has been made and many producers are wrapping up planting. Early seeded crops have emerged and are in good shape. Later seeded ones may need additional moisture to flourish. Subsoil moisture is adequate, but topsoil is drying.
In central Saskatchewan, crop conditions are ideal. Seeding progress has been swift over the past week, with many producers near completion. Harvest is finally wrapped up for those who had 2019 crop remaining.
Northern areas still have a week or more of planting remaining. Soil moisture levels are adequate, and germination has far exceeded last year. The crop looks to be off to a great start.
Southern Alberta received beneficial moisture, finally coming off multi-year droughts. Conditions are ideal in the south and seeding is near complete.
Central portions of the province are around 80% seeded at this time. Soil moisture ranges from adequate to pockets of surplus in the region.
The northern areas of the province (Peace) are struggling. Producers are fighting to get old crop (2019) harvest completed, and with the clock ticking many are now opting to burn swaths as it is too late. A significant portion of the area may go unseeded as a result.
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