By: Chris Sumner


Crops in South-Central Manitoba are beginning to show signs of a lack of moisutre.

This week's Manitoba Agriculture crop report states early colour change in spring wheat has occurred in some crops due to drought stress.

All early planted crops are looking good.

Early planted cereals have finished flowering, later seeded cereals are close to heading.

Canola is bolting to full bloom, with the odd field almost finished flowering.

Corn ranges up to 5 feet tall with some tasseling.

Soybeans are starting to flower, and some edible beans are flowering and forming vines.

Flax is in the bud to bloom stage, sunflowers are 3 ½ to 5 feet tall, while potatoes are flowering.

Pre-harvest glyphosate treatments on winter cereals will start in the Starbuck area by the end of the week.