Crop and weather report

Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Swathing is nearly complete in the north and at around 50% complete, on average, for the rest of the territory. Rain has slowed progress the past couple days. Frost has been light so far, except for -5 C around Beaverlodge on Sunday night and about the same in the north on Monday night.

Alberta: Swathing is nearly complete in the south and 25-50% of the crop is combined, depending on the region. In central Alberta, harvest is progressing well east of highway 21. West of Highway 21 is 20-30% swathed and a lot of fields are still 7-10 days away. Growers in north central Alberta have 40% of canola swathed in the west and the percentage rises toward 80% as you go east. East central Alberta had heavy frost in many areas last night. Alberta crop report.

Saskatchewan: Harvest is close to complete in the south, and central areas are progressing rapidly. Most crop is swathed in the north but not many canola fields have been combined. Many areas had a killing frost last night, with some areas recording -8 C. Saskatchewan crop report.

Manitoba: Most of the province is over 90% swathed. Exceptions are late crops put in around crop insurance deadlines or crops left for straight combining. The province is 50-60% combined. Lows of 0 to -3 C were recorded over much of the province Wednesday morning with more frost forecast for Thursday. Manitoba crop report.