The sunny dry weather is allowing producers to harvest their grain and oilseed crops without much interruption during the month of September.
According to the latest Alberta Agriculture crop report, harvest in the southern region of the province is just over 90% complete. Provincially harvest is nearly 60% complete.
A few local producers have yet to start harvest due to other work commitments or late seeding this past spring. Though rain is in the forecast for this week, most are optimistic about getting started once the forecast light rain and lower temperatures move on. later in the week when day temperatures are supposed to return back to the low 20’s C.
In the south region only late seeded crops and canola are left to be combined and only 4% of the crop is still standing. Dry peas are all harvested and the potato harvest is in progress.
According to the Potato Growers of Alberta Potato Minute report, growers that were affected by hail are working with processors to salvage as much of the crop that is possible. About 3000 acres of potatoes were damaged by the huge hail storm earlier in August, with some completely wiped out.Click here to see more...