Area harvest all but complete

By Brian Konrad
November 8, 2018 - 10:23am Updated: November 8, 2018 - 7:12pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB. — Producers in Alberta and Saskatchewan made the most of the fine harvest weather in the last two weeks of October to all but complete their work.
 
The final crop report from Alberta agriculture says 96 per cent of the harvest in our region is complete, with exceptions for small amounts of sugar beets, spring and durum wheat and canola still standing.
 
Overall crop quality for the region is listed as above the 5 year average.
 
In Saskatchewan, producers in the southwest have completed the harvest.
 
But several crops suffered from the hot and dry conditions in the growing season, with many reporting lower than normal yields.  Durum and canola were among the hardest hit and are well below long term averages.
 
 
 

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