Dry weather appears headed to Canadian Prairies: climatologist — July 25, 2014

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CNS — It appears a summer heat wave could be headed for the Canadian Prairies. Daniel Bezte, a climatologist based near Winnipeg, sees indications of an onset of warm, dry air next week (July 28-August 1). “I don’t think anybody would frown on a couple weeks of (that).” For over a month now, Bezte says […]


Heavy rains in some areas — July 25, 2014

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Rain fell in much of  Saskatchewan yesterday (Thurs. July 24) and rain continues farther west. As of 9:00 a.m. Friday a WeatherFarm station at Vegreville, Alta. reports rainfall of 60.7 mm for today, and Environment Canada has a heavy rainfall warning in effect for the area. To find current weather information from more than 1,000 […]


Most Saskatchewan crops in fair to excellent condition — July 24, 2014

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Saskatchewan Agriculture has issued its crop report for the week of July 15-21. A summary follows and the full backgrounder by region is attached. Crop Report July 24 2014 Haying continues in the province and livestock producers now have 42 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 49 […]


Sask. crops in good condition, but falling behind in development — July 18, 2014

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CNS — Most of Saskatchewan’s crops were in good condition as of July 14, but many were also falling behind in development, according to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Though some farmers are still dealing with excess moisture and flooding problems, recent warm weather has helped many crops recover from […]


Manitoba crops highly variable, still dealing with moisture — July 15, 2014

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CNS – Crop conditions across Manitoba remained mixed during the week ended July 14, with some regions continuing to deal with excess moisture while others benefited from favourable weather, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. Generally, the early seeded crops were rated in better condition than the late seeded crops, although impacts of excess […]


Peace River area expected to produce below-average crop — July 14, 2014

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CNS Canada – The Peace River region in northern Alberta is expected to produce a below-average crop this year because of dry weather in the area, according to a crop specialist. The soil is in need of some moisture in the area, especially in mid-July, as it is a crucial period for crop development, Harry Brook, […]


Manitoba aerial sprayers flooded with business — July 14, 2014

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CNS Canada — Excessive moisture in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan has caused flooding and complications not only for farmers on the ground, but also for the aerial spraying industry. “We’re busy here every year at this time, but there is increased demand for the airplanes because the ground sprayers are not able to get on […]


Crops in northwestern Sask. faring relatively well — July 12, 2014

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While crops in southeast and east-central Saskatchewan struggle against surplus moisture, fields in the province’s northwest generally look good. “As long as nothing silly happens between now and harvest we should be good,” said Dave Shepherd, manager of AgriTeam Services at Glaslyn, 67 km north of North Battleford. Errin Tollefson, agronomist with Cavalier Agrow at […]


Extent of flood damage to winter wheat not yet known — July 11, 2014

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CNS Canada – While many crops in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan are considered a write-off this year due to excessive precipitation and flooding, winter wheat is sitting in an area of uncertainty. “We’re not doing worse than anybody else, let’s put it that way,” said Jake Davidson, executive director of Winter Cereals Canada at Minnedosa, […]


Polar vortex in July? No, but cooler temps still on the way — July 10, 2014

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CNS Canada – A cold mass of air making its way from the Arctic toward the U.S. has led to some reports of a summer return of the “polar vortex” that sent temperatures plummeting to extreme lows over the past winter. While the weather patterns are similar, the surge of cooler air isn’t likely to […]