Temperatures across Alberta have been normal to moderately warm, while precipitation was quite persistent over the past week, the weekly crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on July 3, says.
The south and central regions received widespread rain or showers and some scattered hail. The rainfall has been replenishing for the low sub-soil moisture reserves experienced in the area, the report says.
The southern portion of Peace region also recorded some significant precipitation along with the southwest and northeast areas of north west region, and part of the north east region.
“Producers across much of Alberta would welcome some hot, arid days to dry out soil, advance crop development and allow time to finish post-emergent spraying.”
Overall, crop conditions are 80 per cent good to excellent and above average in the south, central and north east regions, on par in the Peace, while the north west is definitely lagging compared to the historical normal, the report notes.
The report also notes crop reports will be posted bi-weekly for the months of July and August.