Thursday , 17 June 2021
Agriculture view. Wheat field close-up

Crop conditions above ten-year average

Crop conditions in the Lakeland are above the ten-year average, the Alberta Crop Report released on Friday said.

When surveying field conditions last Monday, crops within the northeast region are currently estimated at 84 per cent good or excellent, and above the five-year average of 72 per cent and 10-year average of 77 percent.

Surface soil moisture ratings held steady from last week at 91 per cent rated good or excellent and seven per cent excessive.

Producers are readying their equipment in hopes of some warm, dry days to get haying underway.

Spring-seeded cereals are in the early stem elongation stages; while fall-seeded cereals are now in head emergence. Canola has over 50 per cent in rosette stage, with peas at 85 per cent rosette stage.

Pasture growth (tame hay shown in parenthesis) is rated as seven (eight) per cent fair, 72 (67) per cent good, and 21(24) per cent excellent.

About Michael Menzies

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