Manitoba Agriculture's latest crop report says harvest progress sits at 40 per cent complete across the province, approximately 3 weeks behind the 5-year average of 71 per cent for Week 38.
Steady rainfall late last week stalled progress and farmers are waiting for drier weather to return to straight-cutting cereal and canola crops, and for windy days to dry down damp swaths.
Anne Kirk is a cereal specialist with the province.
"People that have crops that are more sensitive to moisture, such as spring cereals, sitting out in the field would definitely be concerned because of the moisture that we've received especially if crops are sitting in swaths," she said. "There would definitely be some concerns about spreading and getting those crops off in a timely manner. For other crops like canola or flax or even some of the later seeded crops, I think there's some concern, especially for the corn or soybeans for those crops becoming mature before we have a killing frost."Click here to see more...