Crop development ranges from late bloom (70%) in the late and re-seeded fields to about 10 to 20% colour change in the earliest fields. The very earliest fields in southwestern Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan are about a week to 10 days from swathing, with the majority of the crop about two to three weeks from swathing. Crop development continues to lag behind the long term average (about one to two weeks behind). Most areas would like to see five to ten days of significant heat to hasten crop maturity and the absence of the first significant fall frost until at least mid to late September.
The latest crop report from Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is available at:
The latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is available at:
The following maps show growing degree days accumulating across western Canada this growing season:http://www.agr.gc.ca/pfra/drought/prtgdd_e.htm