Hot, Dry Conditions Had a Big Impact on Manitoba Crops

The latest Manitoba crop report is out.

Manitoba Agriculture’s Ann Kirk says extreme weather conditions predominated this past week.

“Hot, dry weather continues across much of the province. We didn’t see any significant rainfall last week. Some little pockets of Manitoba did receive some rainfall but for the most part, conditions remain dry for the majority of the province.” Kirk said.

She says the heat has had a big impact on crop conditions, and grasshoppers are also starting to become a concern for producers.

The R.M of Armstrong has declared a state of agricultural disaster.

“That’s the second R.M. in the Interlake portion of Manitoba that has declared a state of agricultural disaster, just as a result of the continued hot, dry conditions and grasshoppers feeding in the area.” Kirk said.

She says spring cereals are being affected, with the potential for lower yields if much needed rain doesn’t fall soon.

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