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Winter Wheat Harvest Fast Approaching

An agrologist with Ducks Unlimited Canada says the winter wheat harvest is about two weeks away.
 
Ken Gross tells us how the Manitoba crop is filling out.
 
"We're working with a new variety, Wildfire, with a number of our producers, and it looks really strong, so I hope that's carried through to yields," he commented.
 
Gross says most of the winter wheat survived the heavy rains in southwest Manitoba, while eastern producers are dealing with some winter kill. He notes overall the crop is looking really good across the province.
 
Fusarium head blight does not seem to be an issue this year. Gross adds the crop has been pretty clean all around in terms of insects, disease, and weeds.
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