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Good spring weather have pushed 91 per cent of Alberta’s crops to be out of the ground and emerged, the June 8 provincial crop report says. This is ahead of the five-year average of 82 per cent and then 10-year average of 86 per cent.
Seeding progress is now considered at 100 per cent done, the report notes. There are a few acres of feed barley or oats left to plant in the central, north east and north west regions.
Soil moisture levels have improved due to a mix of rain and heat across the province, the report says. The lack of rain during this growing season has caused large areas of the Peace and south regions to experience drier than normal conditions. Parts of the Peace, as well as areas in the south region are experiencing historic dry conditions.