crop report

This combine took advantage of some of the drier and warmer temperatures experienced in central Alberta back in September to get this crop into the bin. Black Press file

Alberta harvest reaches 95 per cent, quality sees huge decline

Yields were about average this year, problem was a lot went to feed

 

Last year’s crop at this time wasn’t under as much stress, but the recent hail and wind storms combined with excessive heat and a lack of adequate moisture is starting to take its toll in central Alberta.File photo

AFSC received 2,300 hail claims from recent storms

Conditions of many fields starting to fall as excess heat, lack of moisture begin to take a toll

 

Crops in the central portion of the province continue to be hampered by a lack of rain, though some areas have received spotty showers. File photo

Bashaw area in need of rain to continue crop development

Alberta’s weekly crop report shows crops, pastures need more moisture soon