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Sunflower Harvest Resumes

Manitoba's sunflower harvest resumed over the past week or so.
 
Ben Friesen, with Scoular Canada, estimates that about 25 per cent of the sunflower harvest is complete.
 
He talked about some of the difficulties facing farmers.
 
"The guys have some big challenges, not only to get it off right now, the problem is we're going to be making big tracks and we're going to get into a late season, they won't be able to do anything to eliminate them this fall," commented Friesen. "They're going to be struggling [with] really tough times next spring with getting the ground back into proper condition."
 
Friesen says the colder temperatures forecast for this week will help with field accessibility.
 
He adds for the most part, quality has been good so far and there is little disease or head rot. Yields are also looking good, although some of the confection seeds are smaller due to the dry summer.
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