Seeding is ahead of of the five-year average in the south and central regions, while it’s behind in the north east, north west and Peace regions, the report said. Spring wheat, barley, and peas are seeing timely seeding progress and are in line with five-year averages, while oats and canola have significantly lower completion and are marginally behind their respective five-year averages.
“Emergence in the south region is in line with historical expectations at 10 per cent, while in central and northern regions, there is minimal or no emergence reported, which is modestly behind normal,” the report said.
Dry conditions and cold temperatures continue to dominate crop reporters’ discussions throughout much of the province, the report noted. Modest and localized rains were reported in the last week in many areas of the province, but not the meaningful precipitation needed.
“Central and northern regions have received near normal precipitation in the last 30 days, but as seen in the mapping to the right, still have significant soil moisture deficits relative to normal.”