Nasty Spring Storm Pummels Parts of Eastern Prairies

A combination of rain, snow, freezing temperatures and strong winds rolled through the eastern side of the Canadian prairies over the Victoria Day long weekend, leaving farmers wondering about the fate of their crops and when they’ll be able to resume seeding (or begin re-seeding).

70 to 80 percent of this year’s crop is seeded in southeastern Manitoba — most cereal crops and some canola fields have already emerged. In western Manitoba, where the highest rain and snowfall amounts were reported, up to half the crop is in the ground regionally.

While southern Manitoba was battered by the nasty Colorado low, there have also been reports of frost in other parts of Western Canada. It will likely take a few days or weeks to assess the impact, but in the meantime, here are some resources to check out:

Have a picture that captures the spring storm and its impact on your farm? Send it to us via twitter @realagriculture.

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