Crop and weather update

Peace (B.C. and Alberta): The region received 1” to 3” of rain in the past week, including snow in areas. This was welcome as the region, in general, has been dry. Canola seeding is wrapping up.

Alberta: Rain was fairly general, with up to 2” in many areas. Frost west of Edmonton and east around Provost should have minimal damage since most canola was not emerged at the time. Seeding progress is near complete through most of the province, with some pockets (around Boyle, north of Edmonton) at around 70% complete. Read the Alberta crop report.

Saskatchewan: Seeding progress varies widely, with some regions in the west near complete and some areas in the east barely started. A pocket around Kinistino, Melfort and St. Brieux is about 30% complete and another pocket around Yorkton, Canora and Foam Lake is at less than that. With rain accumulation of 2” or more in the past week in many eastern regions, seeding will not resume for a few days at the earliest. Read the Saskatchewan crop report.

Manitoba: Across the south, seeding is 85% complete or better. Average progress in the northwest is 70%. Eastern Manitoba had 3” of rain in the past week, and the west had 1” to 2”. Winds of 80 km that came in ahead of the rain damaged some emerging crops in the Swan River Valley, cutting off plants and moving soil and seed.