Crop and weather update

Peace (B.C. and Alberta): General rains this past week were welcome. Some areas, including around Grimshaw, could use more rain, but canola across the region looks good. Staging varies from emergence to 4 leaf.

Seeding is wrapping up in the south and complete in central regions. In the south, 60% to 80% of the crop is emerged. We saw variable rainfall, from a couple tenths in many areas to 4” plus hail last Thursday alone in the Myrnam area. Many areas need 2 to 4 days of dry and windy conditions before sprayers can get on the fields. Read the Alberta crop report.

Saskatchewan: “Uniform wet,” is CCC senior agronomy specialist Jim Bessel’s summary for Saskatchewan. In general, western Saskatchewan is 90% seeded but the east made very little progress in the past week. Many eastern regions are below 50% seeded and with crop insurance deadlines looming, further progress will be limited. Read the Saskatchewan crop report.

Manitoba: Pockets in the west still have about 25% of the crop to seed, and areas in the east are being reseeded due to flooding. Many other saturated fields will be evaluated over the next week to see how much of the crop survived repeated heavy rains.