Good Weather Pushes Harvest Progress

- Combine at harvest

Favourable weather across Alberta with little rain advanced harvest progress across the province, the weekly crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on Sept. 4, says.

Ten per cent of the provincial crop is combined, up from eight per cent last week.

“The warmer, drier weather extended into many parts of the north west, north east and Peace regions, advancing crop maturity,” the report notes. Producers in the area are desiccating, swathing canola and barley, and combining peas.

Crops are estimated at nine per cent swathed provincially, which is down from the the five-year average of 13 per cent. However, barley is on par with the five-year average at nine per cent.