Harvest in Manitoba continues to run ahead of normal.
Manitoba Agriculture manager of crop development Anastasia Kubinec says with the exception of the northwest region, harvest is winding down.
Kubinec says most cereal crops are already in the bin and canola isn’t far behind.
“Canola in the province is 90 to 95 per cent complete, in the central, eastern and Interlake regions. In the southwest region it’s 70 per cent complete and in the northwest region it is 50 per cent complete.” Kubinec added.
Kubinec says despite the dry conditions that prevailed this year, crop yields have been better than expected.
“Cereals continue to have average to above average yields with excellent quality. Canola yields throughout the province continue to be average and, in some areas where they received adequate rainfall, above average.”
She says there was also very little crop disease this year and just minimal insect damage.