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Warm, dry weather helps harvest operations

Information from the latest crop report, for the week of Oct. 8 to 14
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Weather conditions helped farmers out last week and should continue to do so.

As a result, 69 per cent of the crop is now in the bin, according to the latest crop report. While that represents an increase from last week’s total of 55 per cent, it is still well behind the five-year (2014-18) average of 88 per cent for this time of year.

The northeast region is the most advanced in the province with 85 per cent of the crop combined. That is followed by the west-central region at 77 per cent, the southwest at 76 per cent, the northwest at 65 per cent, the southeast at 62 per cent, and the east-central at 51 per cent.

Eighty-three per cent of barley, 79 per cent of mustard, 69 per cent of canary seed, 68 per cent of durum, 66 per cent of spring wheat, 58 per cent of canola, and 43 per cent of chickpeas are now in the bin.  

A complete version of the crop report is available online.