When we talk about harvest across the prairies, you can’t use a blanket term to cover any one province unless that comment is “variable”. In terms of exactly how much of harvest is done, some areas in the Alberta and Manitoba are finished while areas in the Northern Alberta haven’t even started yet. Yields for those farms that are already underway with harvest have reported anywhere in the range of lows from 10 to 20 and highs from 70 to 80 bushels an acre. A good deal of those lows can be attributed to an overly wet spring and a dry summer.
Leighton Blashko is Market Development Specialist for Bayer CropScience in Sherwood Park, AB. I spoke to Leighton about what he’s seen and heard so far when it comes to canola harvest across Western Canada.
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