Weekly Provincial Summary
Spraying for weeds is wrapping up, despite challenging conditions, leaving rutted fields behind in many areas.
Insecticide application for flea beetles is slowed significantly as the canola crop has generally grown past susceptible stages, but crops appear highly variable in condition.
Herbicide shortages for glufosinate have growers and retailers scrambling to find adequate supply to spray canola crops, many of which have not yet had the first herbicide application and weed pressure is rising.
Crops are advancing reasonably well, but water stress is evident on more sensitive species, and in areas toward the northern Interlake, and surrounding Lake Manitoba, and west towards Riding Mountain.