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Canola Harvest Off To Slow Start

Manitoba's canola harvest is off to a slow start.
 
The weekly crop report showed harvest progress hovering under 10 per cent.
 
Justine Cornelsen is an Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada.
 
"This is to be expected," she said. "Our canola crops didn't get in until later in May/early June so that's just going to push the entire season back...We are a little bit behind but nothing to worry about. Most of the canola is down in swaths, the straight cut stuff is really progressing with that heat that we had in August."
 
Cornelsen says she's heard of more farmers swathing canola this year.
 
The three-year average in terms of canola harvest progress for this time of year is about 50 per cent.
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