According to the Manitoba government update, farmers made good seeding progress over the past week. Seeding is estimated to be 75% to 80% complete in the Southwest Region, 80% complete in the Northwest Region, 70-85% complete in the Central Region, 85% complete in the Eastern Region and 75-80% complete in the Interlake Region.
In areas that received higher amounts of precipitation, seeding progress is not as advanced. Many producers are modifying their initial seeding plans to account for seeding date, particularly with long season crops such as grain corn and soybeans. The earliest seeded crops are emerging; growth is slow due to cooler conditions.
Re-seeding of winter wheat is occurring throughout the province due to poor plant stands. Pasture and hay growth continues to improve but growth is slow due to the continuing cool spring weather and wet conditions in some areas. Many producers moved cattle to pasture.
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