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Manitoba Spring Planting Falls Behind Five-Year Average

Manitoba Agriculture reports a mix of rain and snow across the province over the past week has halted spring seeding pushing planting behind the five-year average.
Manitoba Agriculture released its weekly crop report Tuesday.
Dennis Lange, a pulse and soybean specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and editor of the provincial crop report, says on May 24th a system brought significant precipitation to the province including intense rainfall with areas around Winkler receiving upwards of 87 millimeters of rain which resulted in standing water in the fields while areas to the west, including Brandon, received snow.

Dennis Lange-Manitoba Agriculture:
We're currently sitting at 64 percent and that is behind the five-year average of 75 percent and seeding has pretty much stopped since last week.
Thursday was the last day that most farmers in this area would have done some seeding.

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