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Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report
Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report

Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report

Southwest producers have nearly wrapped seeding operations for the 2016 crop according to the May 17 to 23 Crop Report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Seeding is most advanced in the southwest at 90 per-cent, followed by 87 per-cent in the southeast, 84 per-cent in the northwest, 75 per-cent in the northeast and 68 per-cent in the east-central region.

Rainfall ranged from a trace to several inches.

Provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen says the soil moisture is good in the southwest but the southeast may need more rain shortly.

Hopefully, rain this week will help.

Topsoil moisture is rated three per-cent surplus, 83 per-cent adequate, 13 per-cent short and one per-cent very short.

Overall, crops are in good condition, although there has been some damage from flea beetles, cutworms, strong winds, localized flooding and lack of moisture.

Pastures are rated seven per-cent excellent, 57 per-cent good, 26 per-cent fiar, nine per-cent poor and one per-cent very poor.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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