Weather was variable across Alberta over the last week which allowed soil to dry in some areas and added moisture in others, the latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry release on May 15, says.
Farmers have 21 per cent of the provincial crop planted, which is down from the five-year average of 32 per cent. Field operations in northern area are still being impacted by waterlogged soils. Almost half of the acres are seeded in the southern part of the province.
Spring harvest is still happening with some spring wheat, barley, oats and canola left in the fields. In areas where the spring harvest is almost done, producers have been able to make considerable seeding progress, the report says.