Farmscape for August 23, 2017
Manitoba Agriculture reports crop yields this year are generally above average with good quality.
Manitoba Agriculture released its weekly crop report Monday.
Anne Kirk, a cereal crop specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, reports the harvest of winter cereals and peas is nearing completion and in many areas of the province has finished, the spring cereal harvest continues, canola is starting to be harvested and the progression of harvest depends on the region with the central region the furthest advanced.
Clip-Anne Kirk-Manitoba Agriculture:
For the southwest region we're seeing that barley yields are slightly above average with good quality and test weights, spring wheat yields are average, the majority of peas have been harvested with above average yields and good quality.
In the northwest for field peas we have reports of yields from 60 to 80 bushels per acre.
In the central region I have more yields, so for winter cereals we have 75 to 110 bushels for fall rye and 50 to 80 for winter wheat with good quality and low FHD, for the spring cereal crops we have 55 to 85 bushels for hard red spring wheat, 80 to 95 for northern hard red wheat, 75 to 120 for barley and 110 to 180 for oats.
For canola harvest I don't have actual yields but early yield reports are good and peas are ranging from 50 to 90.
In the eastern region for hard red spring wheat the yields are over 50 bushels an acre and over 100 bushels an acre for oats.
For the Interlake spring cereal harvest is continuing but I don't have actual numbers for yields.
We just have average to above average yields for spring cereals with god quality.
Kirk says we did have rains over the past week throughout the province but in many areas we had less than five millimeters of rain so there were some spotty areas which did receive more moisture but, for the most part, conditions remain dry and most areas would still like more moisture for the later seeded crops such as corn and soybeans and for pasture and hay crops.
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