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Alberta Crop Report a/o May 24, 2022

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Crop Conditions as of May 24, 2022 (Abbreviated Report)
Precipitation over the past week was highly variable, and as such did not provide as much moisture as needed for many dry areas across the province. Most areas in the southern half of the province received less than 10 mm of moisture, with some (mainly in the South and North East Regions) receiving less than 5 mm. In the Peace Region, most areas stayed dry allowing seeding to progress, following an exceptionally wet start to spring.

Growing season precipitation to date was less than 40 mm in most parts of the South, Central and North East Regions of the province . The need for moisture remains acute in most parts of the South Region , which have received less than 30 mm. More rain and warmer temperatures are needed for these areas,
which hopefully will occur in June, which is on average the wettest month of the year.

Seeding progress for major crops in the province is now 73 per cent complete, up 28 per cent from a week ago, but slightly behind the 5-year and 10-year averages of 77 and 82 per cent, respectively. Regionally, producers in the North East Region made the most seeding progress at 37 per cent, followed by the Peace and North West Regions with 34 and 29 per cent, respectively. Seeding advanced 27 per cent in the Central Region and 14 per cent in the South. Compared to the 5-year averages, seeding is most behind in the Peace Region, due to the cold and wet weather experienced at the beginning of the season.

Region Five: Peace (Fairview, Falher, Grande Prairie, Peace River, Valleyview)

  • Rain over the past week mostly confined to the southern parts of the region, although other areas received minimal precipitation, providing ideal seeding conditions.
  • Seeding is now estimated at 37 per cent complete, up 34 per cent from a week ago. Nearly two per cent of crops have now emerged.
  • Pasture conditions (tame hay shown in brackets) are rated as 16 (19) per cent poor, 40 (42) per cent fair and 44 (39) per cent good.

Full Report available online.

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