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A majority of Manitoba’s field crops are flowering, according to the latest crop report

But some dry areas need rain for pasture and hay regrowth

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Fields in Manitoba are progressing nicely, according to Manitoba Agriculture’s July 17 crop report.

Most of the province’s field crops are either in the flowering or grain fill stages, but some rain is needed to help with pasture and hay crop regrowth in some areas of the Southwest Region.

Lygus bug has been discovered in some fields.
Photo: Manitoba Agriculture

Regional Highlights





Argue, Bede, Birtle, Boissevain, Carberry CMCDC, Cartwright, Clearwater, Deloraine, Findlay, Forrest MZTRA, Glenboro, Hamiota, Killarney, Kola, Minnedosa, Minto, Mountainside, Ninette, Oakburn, Pierson, Reston, Russell, Souris, St. Lazare, Virden, Waskada, Wawanesa

  • Winter wheat and fall rye are starting to turn.
  • 80 per cent of canola is in the bloom stage and later seeded canola is bolting or in early flower.
  • Producers are spraying fungicides in fields where sclerotinia could be an issue.
  • Recent high temperatures in the region have resulted in some canola aborting and early seeded fields going out of bloom.
  • Soybeans are between the late R1 and early R2 stage.
  • Some reports indicate there’s been enough geese damage to warrant a claim for wildlife damage compensation.
  • Corn, sunflowers and flax are all progressing well.
  • Crop scouts have spotted lygus bug, sunflower beetle, thistle caterpillar and sunflower maggot flies in sunflower fields.


Alonsa, Drifting River, Ethelbert, Fork River, Grandview, Inglis, Keld, Minitonas, Pipelake, Rorketon, Ruthenia, San Clara, Ste. Rose, Swan Valley

  • Areas near Dauphin experienced nearly 65mm of rain last week, resulting in varying soil conditions throughout the region.
  • 50 per cent of the spring wheat crop is in the heading/flowering stage. Winter cereals are beginning to ripen.
  • Canola is flowering with some early seeded fields beginning to pod.
  • Flax and pea fields are beginning to pod.
  • Soybeans and lentils are beginning to flower.
  • Producers are completing herbicide and fungicide applications, as well as tillage operations, as necessary.


Altona, Baldur, Brunkild, Carman, Elm Creek, Gladstone, Kane, Letellier, Manitou, Morris, Portage East, Snowflake, Somerset, Starbuck, Treherne, Windygates, Winkler CMCDC

  • Fall rye harvest could begin in two weeks.
  • Winter wheat fields are in the soft to hard dough stage.
  • Spring wheat, barley and oat fields are flowering.
  • Many fields are clear of any fusarium head blight symptoms.
  • Canola fields range from flowering to podding. Mid- to late-planted canola is suffering from lack of moisture.
  • Most corn fields range from V8 to V12 and are beginning to tassel.
  • Early seeded soybeans are in the R2 to R3 stage.
  • Most of the soybean crop has grown through iron deficiency chlorosis symptoms.
  • Crop scouts have seen root rots, septoria brown spot and aphids in soybean fields.


Beausejour, Dugald, Elma, Gardenton, Menisino, St. Adolphe, St. Pierre, Steinbach, Vivian, Zhoda

  • Some areas experienced 75mm of rain last week, resulting in some water ponding.
  • Spring wheat is finished flowering and moving into the milk/soft dough stage.
  • Corn is in the V7 to V9 stage with some fields showing tassel development.
  • Early seeded canola is moving from the flowering stage to the early pod fill stage.
  • ome canola fields have shown signs of diamondback larvae.
  • Soybeans are in the R2 or R3 stage. Iron deficiency chlorisis symptoms in many fields have resulted in dead plants.


Arborg, Eriksdale, Fisherton, Inwood, Moosehorn, Narcisse, Selkirk, Taylor's Point, Teulon, Woodlands

  • Some areas in the region saw 56mm of rain fall last week.
  • Spring cereals are mostly headed out.
  • Fall rye and winter wheat are beginning to ripen.
  • Lygus bugs have been discovered in faba bean and alfalfa crops.
  • Soybeans are mostly grown out of iron deficiency chlorosis and beginning to flower.


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