Majority of Crops Emerged Across Alberta

- New crops growing

Provincially, 75 per cent of the crops have emerged, which is 12 per cent behind the five-year average, the latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on June 12, says. Over 90 per cent of Alberta’s crop have been planted.

Regionally, south, central and the north east regions are closest to the five-year average with challenges continuing for the northern parts of the province, the report notes.

The cool wet weather that caused seeding delays for much of the spring is now affecting crop development. “An extended period of warm, rain-free days would be welcomed to dry out the ground,” the report says.