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Winter Wheat Slightly Behind Schedule

This year's winter wheat crop is slightly delayed.
That according to Doug Martin, chair of Winter Cereals Manitoba.
"Even with the mild winter there was some winter kill or some winter damage to the winter wheat crop," he said. "With the late spring, I think there was some damage with water sitting...Talking to a few growers and they're pleased with what made it through the winter."
Martin says winter wheat harvest normally gets underway around August long weekend.
"I know mine is heading and we'll be doing fusarium spraying today or tomorrow. It's in the boot or just heading right now. Our rye has been headed now for probably 10 days, it's quite advanced. Rye's got a little more winter hardiness, so it survived the winter fairly well."
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