CMBTC Harvest Progress Report – September 21, 2020

Official harvest progress by province: As of Sep 15, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 47% complete (source AB Ag). As of September 14, Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 92% complete (source MB Ag). As of Sep 14, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 72% complete (source SK Ag) Barley harvest is advancing quickly […]

CMBTC Harvest Progress Report – September 3, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS As of Sep. 3rd, 35-40% of the barley harvest is complete across the Prairies. Some areas like southern Alberta are almost finished, while others, like northern Alberta, have yet to begin. Many areas reporting above average yields to date, although parts of Saskatchewan that were dry this year, and areas in Alberta that were […]

CMBTC Update – Malting Barley Harvest Ideas 2020

Western Canada is poised to harvest a large grain crop with most areas of the Prairies having received sufficient moisture this growing season. While some pockets have been too dry, most of the grain growing regions have received sufficient to excess amounts of moisture this season.  As harvest begins, the CMBTC has some considerations for […]

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Crop Progress Report — July 27, 2020

Crops across the Canadian Prairies continue to look good and in some regions excellent. The only point of concern is the lateness of a majority of the crop due to lack of heat units which has pushed back crop development one week to ten days later than normal. In some areas there are concerns over disease […]

Crop Progress Report — July 6, 2020

The forecasted rain event for the weekend of June 27/28th came to fruition with some regions getting badly required rainfall, such as the Regina, Weyburn, Moosimim region, while some received a little extra moisture than was required. One region, the Brandon area, was totally inundated by torrential rainfall, receiving 200mm ( 8 inches ) in […]

Crop Progress Report — June 22, 2020

Farmers have finished another spring seeding season. Now we are officially in summer and will concentrate on monitoring the barley crop growth and development. What the Prairies require going forward is warmer temperatures to propel crop growth. In the last two weeks, parts of the Prairies received additional precipitation and for most it was beneficial, however for some […]

Crop Progress Report — June 9, 2020

While the forecast had been for drenching rains to cover the Prairies over last weekend and early into this week, in the end the rain did arrive but to lesser amounts than had been forecast. Precipitation amounts varied from trace amounts to 50mm ( 2 inches ) in Saskatoon, Outlook and Lloydminster and a high of 60mm […]

Crop Progress Report — June 1, 2020

In the last week of May, seeding was in full swing as farmers rushed to get the remainder of their crops in. Seeding progress should have surpassed the 90% point on the Prairies this past week. The last 10% for some areas will be a struggle as wet conditions are delaying seeding efforts. There maybe some acres […]

Crop Progress Report — May 26, 2020

Farmers are fully immersed in the last push to get their crops seeded this week. Most farm operators will be hustling to complete their seeding program by the end of May, no one wants to finish seeding in June if it can be avoided. For the majority of farmers, they will finish planting their crops this week. Alberta just […]

Crop Progress Report — May 19, 2020

WESTERN CANADA After a slow start, seeding activity has advanced well this past week across the Prairies. Most regions had fallen behind the five-year average but were making good strides in closing the gap. It has been a challenging spring for a segment of the farmers; some had unharvested acres to combine, many had wet fields and […]