Rain Slows Down Alberta Seeding Progress

- Seeding

A major weather system across the province brought a significant amount of moisture halting seeding and harvesting operations for a few days, the latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on May 29, says.

Provincially, as of May 26, about 80 per cent of crops have been seeded, up from 62 per cent the previous week. Compared to the five-year averages, seeding in all regions is ahead, except for the Peace and North West Regions which are still behind, the report notes.

Harvesting of over-wintered acres is almost complete. Provincially, about two per cent of overwintered spring wheat, barley and canola acres across the province and five per cent of oats still remain in the fields.