The forecast looks favourable this week for farmers as they continue with spring seeding.
Laura Schmidt is a production specialist with Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG).
"The majority of peas have been seeded and soybean and dry bean seeding are making progress. For dry beans and soybeans, seeding in the second week of June has resulted in 77 to 81 per cent relative yield response according to the last 15 years of MASC data from across the province. Beans are really maintaining their yield relatively well into June. For peas on the other hand, seeding in the second week of June has shown about a 53 per cent relative yield response but with current seeding conditions, do expect rapid emergence."
Schmidt also commented on emergence.
"For those crops that have emerged, crop staging is quite variable with seeding dates this year. Soybeans are emerging to VC stages. Field peas and faba beans have emerged generally and are at V1 to V2 stages and dry beans are just beginning to emerge...Accurately identifying those field pea growth stages will really help avoid herbicide injury."