Seeding Nearing Completion

Across the majority of Saskatchewan last week, canola seeding continued and is now nearing completion. Some of the earliest seeded fields are beginning to emerge. Around Leader, Rosetown, and Kindersley areas, producers have stopped seeding canola because of poor soil moisture.

In Alberta, canola seeding is also nearing completion and earliest seeded fields are emerging. Due to lack of moisture, producers in the Coronation, Consort and Kerrobert areas have stopped seeding canola and have decided to chem fallow or switched to crops for greenfeed.

In Manitoba, canola seeding ranges from complete in some areas to not even started in others. Excess moisture in parts of the Northwest, Central, Eastern and Interlake regions is severely impeding seeding operations. The additional rainfall on Monday has resulted in standing water in many fields.

The latest crop report from Saskatchewan Ministry of Agricultureis available at:

The latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is available at:$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd4191#2009

Maps of current moisture conditions in western Canada from PFRA are available at:

Additional information on soil moisture conditions for Saskatchewan is available from Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food & Rural Revitalization at:

Additional moisture information for Alberta is available from Alberta Environment at: