This information has been made available by Agriculture Financial Services Corporation.
The June 4, 2013 Crop Report is also available as a PDF file on the AFSC website.
Seeding is virtually completed at 97% in line with the long term average. Feed crops remain to be completed. Emergence is estimated at 63%, ahead of last year’s 55%. Precipitation was general throughout the province. It is expected that 1% of the province will not be seeded due to excessive moisture, particularly in the area North West of Edmonton.
Crop spraying progress averaging 8.3% completed.
The impact of insect populations has been minimal thus far this year.
With the precipitation, surface soil moisture conditions have improved in all regions with the exception of the North East. Provincially, 83% of the province is rated good/excellent. Regionally, only the North East at 58% good/excellent is rated less than 90% for surface moisture.
Hay and pasture crops are in good condition reflecting the moisture received over the past 10 days. Some reductions to dryland 1st cut hay yields are expected in southern Alberta due to the prolonged dry conditions this spring. Provincially, hay and pastures are rated 1% poor; 18% fair; 62% good; 19% excellent.
REGIONAL ASSESSMENTSRegion One: Southern (Strathmore, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Foremost)
Region Two: Central (Rimbey, Airdrie, Coronation, Oyen)
Region Three: North East (Smoky Lake, Vermilion, Camrose, Provost)
Region Four: North West (Barrhead, Edmonton, Leduc, Drayton Valley, Athabasca)
Region Five: Peace River (Fairview, Falher, Grande Prairie, Valleyview)
Prepared by:James WrightRisk Analyst, Actuarial UnitAFSC, LacombeTelephone: (403)782-8336
Created June 12, 2013 | Category: Farming Tips