East-west pattern continues — July 23, 2014

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Temperatures for the Prairies continue the warmer west/cooler east pattern, with yesterday’s (July 23) highs reaching 30 C over southern Alberta, part of the Peace River region and part of southern Saskatchewan. Central and eastern regions were in the low 2os. To find current weather information from more than 1,000 stations in the WeatherFarm network, […]


Sask. crops in good condition, but falling behind in development — July 18, 2014

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CNS — Most of Saskatchewan’s crops were in good condition as of July 14, but many were also falling behind in development, according to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Though some farmers are still dealing with excess moisture and flooding problems, recent warm weather has helped many crops recover from […]


Manitoba crops highly variable, still dealing with moisture — July 15, 2014

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CNS – Crop conditions across Manitoba remained mixed during the week ended July 14, with some regions continuing to deal with excess moisture while others benefited from favourable weather, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. Generally, the early seeded crops were rated in better condition than the late seeded crops, although impacts of excess […]


Peace River area expected to produce below-average crop — July 14, 2014

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CNS Canada – The Peace River region in northern Alberta is expected to produce a below-average crop this year because of dry weather in the area, according to a crop specialist. The soil is in need of some moisture in the area, especially in mid-July, as it is a crucial period for crop development, Harry Brook, […]


Manitoba aerial sprayers flooded with business — July 14, 2014

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CNS Canada — Excessive moisture in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan has caused flooding and complications not only for farmers on the ground, but also for the aerial spraying industry. “We’re busy here every year at this time, but there is increased demand for the airplanes because the ground sprayers are not able to get on […]


Crops in northwestern Sask. faring relatively well — July 12, 2014

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While crops in southeast and east-central Saskatchewan struggle against surplus moisture, fields in the province’s northwest generally look good. “As long as nothing silly happens between now and harvest we should be good,” said Dave Shepherd, manager of AgriTeam Services at Glaslyn, 67 km north of North Battleford. Errin Tollefson, agronomist with Cavalier Agrow at […]


Extent of flood damage to winter wheat not yet known — July 11, 2014

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CNS Canada – While many crops in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan are considered a write-off this year due to excessive precipitation and flooding, winter wheat is sitting in an area of uncertainty. “We’re not doing worse than anybody else, let’s put it that way,” said Jake Davidson, executive director of Winter Cereals Canada at Minnedosa, […]


Polar vortex in July? No, but cooler temps still on the way — July 10, 2014

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CNS Canada – A cold mass of air making its way from the Arctic toward the U.S. has led to some reports of a summer return of the “polar vortex” that sent temperatures plummeting to extreme lows over the past winter. While the weather patterns are similar, the surge of cooler air isn’t likely to […]


Soaked Manitoba soils may take out some insect pests — July 9, 2014

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Crops may not be the only casualties of drenched Manitoba soil. Under the right circumstances, superfluous rain can kill insect pests, too. Most of Manitoba’s southwestern corner and parts of the province’s Interlake region were hammered with 176 to 200 per cent of normal precipitation between May 1 and last Sunday (July 6). The Virden […]


U.S. grains: New-crop corn sets new contract low on ideal weather — July 9, 2014

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Chicago | Reuters — U.S. new-crop corn futures fell to a new contract low below US$4 a bushel on Wednesday as forecasts for nearly ideal crop weather raised expectations for record harvests. New-crop soybean futures dropped to their lowest level since early February, while wheat futures joined corn in setting contract lows. Traders pushed down […]