Harvest is almost three weeks ahead with about 96 per cent of crops harvested, 32 per cent ahead of the five-year average and 22 per cent ahead of the 10-year average, the Oct. 5 provincial crop report says.
Regionally, more than 98 per cent of crops are now in the bin in the south, central, and north east regions. Green crops from the second growth — mainly in canola fields— have delayed harvest in the northwest and Peace regions, states the report.
“Crop quality varies among regions. Provincially, quality for all crops is above their five-year averages, with the exception of malting barley and oats, which are below average. About 93 per cent of hard red spring wheat and 84 per cent of durum wheat are grading in the top two grades,” the report states.