Harvest Progress on Par with Historical Average

- A combine harvests a crop

About 30 per cent of major crops in Alberta are now in the bin, which is on par with the five and 10 year averages, the weekly crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on Sept. 18, says.

Provincially, 82 per cent of dry peas, 47 per cent of barley, 27 per cent of spring wheat, 16 per cent of oats and 13 per cent of canola have been combined.

Cold, cloudy weather then persisted for a few days across most of the province, resulting in high humidity and poor harvest conditions. These factors, along with heavy dews especially in the northern parts, have hampered harvesting progress over the past week, the report notes.