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Sunflower Harvest Well Ahead Of Schedule

Manitoba's sunflower harvest is almost half done.
 
The three-year average for this time of year is about 10 per cent.
 
Ben Friesen is recently retired from Scoular Canada.
 
"We're definitely ahead," he said. "August/September really sped things up and then guys noticed that the crop was ready to go so they desiccated and harvest has been going really well. It hasn't been totally dry but it's down well under 15 per cent, which would make it really easy for the guys to dry down if necessary."
 
Friesen says sunflower yields are typically average to above average. He notes quality of the crop is really good with little to no disease issues.
 
Harvest is expected to finish up in a couple of weeks.
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