Manitoba Agriculture's first crop report of the year shows 25 per cent of the provincial crop is now in, compared to the 5-year average of 63 per cent.
Dennis Lange the Provincial pulse and soybean specialist and editor of the Provincial Crop Report says seeding is moving along now with the warmer weather.
"Farmers are now able to get into the field and pretty much seed where they would like to seed now except for maybe some of the flooded drowned area along the river. Generally, field conditions are looking quite good out there right now. We're seeding into moisture in most of the areas which is also good, considering two weeks ago there was still snow banks in the yard."
Overall, Cereal plantings are expected to wrap up this week, meaning we'll see an increase in soybean and canola seeding.
So far 15 per cent of the corn is in, nine per cent of the soybeans, and eight per cent of the canola while sunflowers are now at 15 per cent, and field pea acres are 64 per cent complete across the province.
To hear Glenda-Lee's conversation with Dennis Lange click on the link below.
To view Manitoba's Official Crop Report click here.