Unseeded, wet fields are relatively common in many areas of the province that have experienced heavy rainfall this growing season


Farmers in the Red River Valley hope the weather settles down for the next while. Heavy spring rains have had a damaging effect on some crops, while others are flourishing. Ingrid Kristjanson, Farm Production Advisor in Morris, says that kind of varying crop condition matches the patchy pattern of heavy rains that have fallen in the region over the past few weeks. She outlines some of the hardest hit areas in the Valley.

Kristjanson says unseeded acres in the region are minimal, and some crops have been reseeded. She adds the moderate weather the region has enjoyed for the past week has allowed crops like corn, sunflowers, and soybeans to make good progress.

~ Tuesday, July 6th 2010 ~