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Cool temperatures slowing seeding

07.05.2019 16:56
By: Brad Gordon

This week's crop report shows a need for warmth and more moisture


Cool and damp conditions have slowed the rate of seeding across the province.

The Weekly Manitoba Crop Report indicates that progress in the fields is not coming at a rushed pace, due to non-ideal conditions.  

Cool seedbed temperatures are a concern for ongoing corn planting, along with other sensitive crops.

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In the Southwest Region, overall seeding progress is estimated at 10 to 15 percent. Spring wheat is at 40%, peas 50%, barley and oats 25 to 30 percent Corn, canola and soybeans have a limited amount of seeding done.

Weed emergence is slow but some annuals are already present.

Forages are slow to regrow.  

Dugouts, sloughs and streams are below normal for this time of year.  

Some cattle are currently on pasture, with supplementation.

You can download the full crop report here