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Wet conditions not promising for Man. sunflowers

(Resource News International) — Weather conditions haven’t caused an overwhelming amount of seeding delays to sunflower crops in Manitoba, which produces 90 per cent of Canada’s sunflowers. But the excess moisture and precipitation is expected to delay the crop’s production, according to an official with the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC). Sunflower producers in Manitoba […] Read more

Average temps, damp weather expected in grain belt

(Resource News International) –– Weather conditions for the development of grain and oilseed crops in Western Canada will be on the damp side with average temperatures during the key summer period, according to a U.S. forecaster tracking Prairie conditions. And come fall, a frost is predicted to occur at normal season expectancy. “We’ll have some […] Read more

Pork product exports expected to decline

(Resource News International) — The amount of pork products exported from Canada is expected to decline come calendar year 2011, according to an official with the Canadian Pork Council. “We’ve had about four or five shocks to our industry in the last five years (such as) the high Canadian dollar, for a while high feed […] Read more

Moisture delays Alta. seeding: AARD

(Resource News International) –– Seeding completion in Alberta ranges from 50 per cent in southern areas to 90 per cent complete in more northerly regions as of June 1, according to a provincial crop specialist. But seeding procedures across the province have been at a halt due to the rain and snowfall that started mid-week […] Read more

Ont. soybeans up to 70 per cent seeded, in good shape

(Resource News International) — Ontario farmers are moving forward planting this year’s soybean crop, with up to 70 per cent of the acres in the ground as of May 21, said provincial crop specialists. Favourable weather conditions in April allowed some fields to be planted earlier than normal, while rain in May caused delays in […] Read more

Ontario corn crops a week ahead of norm

(Resource News International) — Weather conditions have been ideal for corn crops in Ontario with planting operations and development well ahead of normal, according to provincial corn specialist Greg Stewart. Fair weather, such as above average temperatures and slight rainfall in April, made it possible for almost 75 per cent of corn crops to be […] Read more

Winterkill minimal in Ont. winter wheat

(Resource News International) — An extremely mild winter, a fairly dry spring, and not a lot of freeze-thaw cycles have resulted in Ontario’s winter wheat crop experiencing minimal damage, according to an official with Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. Conditions “that would typically damage the wheat crop were minimal this year and […] Read more

Favourable weather helps Prairies’ winter wheat

(Resource News International) — Where incompatible conditions last fall lowered Western Canada’s acreage for winter wheat, favourable weather conditions this spring are expected to translate into higher than expected production. “For the most part (the winter wheat crop) is in very good shape this year because we had a mild winter and above-normal temperatures in […] Read more