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Downpour helping crops in Central Plains

By Jordan Maxwell, Portage Daily Graphic

Crop production is picking up in the Central Plains with the wet weather spurring growth in many fields.

Approximately 95 per cent of canola has been planted in the province and most have been ranked in the two to three leaf stage, according to a new report by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI)

Still, reports have been collected detailing stress symptoms and slow development due to the cool weather over the past week, however they are expected to overcome this factor because of warmer weather forecasted over the next couple of days.

Spring cereal is also nearing completion across Manitoba but some fields still remain unseeded, according to MAFRI. Nevertheless, the numbers are still better than last year as 72 per cent of cereal acres had been planted at this time last year while this year is closer to 90 per cent.

See more in Thurs. May 31 issue of the Central Plains Herald Leader

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