Manitoba Agriculture has released it’s final crop report for the year.
Anne Kirk is a crops specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. She says harvest is nearing completion. There are still some fields of soybeans and flax, grain corn and sunflowers to finish up.
Kirk says crop yields for spring cereals were better than average in many areas.
“The spring wheat yields range from 50 to over 100 bushels per acre,” reported Kirk. “Also for oats, the range was 90 to 180 bushels per acre, and for barley it ranged from 65 to 120.”
Kirk says canola yields ranged from 30 bushels an acre up to around 65.
She says there are a couple of reasons for that.
“We had a fairly wet fall last season. We had a lot of soil moisture that probably carried those plants through the growing season,” Kirk explained. “Also having dry conditions during when we would typically see a lot of diseases. We’ve had really low levels of diseases in the fields for cereals this year which would have helped a lot.”