Alberta Crop Conditions as of June 3, 2014

 
 
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The June 3, 2014 Crop Report is also available as a PDF file on the AFSC website.

Alberta Crop Conditions as of June 3, 2014

Seeding is essentially completed with all regions at 95% or better. It is estimated that up to 2% of acres may not get seeded due to excessive moisture. 60% of crops have emerged. Precipitation in amounts of 25-50 mm was noted in the western portion of the Central region, the North East and North West regions. All other regions received light isolated showers.

Surface soil moisture ratings declined in all regions and were down 9% provincially to 84% rated good or excellent. Sub soil moisture ratings declined to 87% good or excellent from 93% in the last report.

Hay and pasture conditions declined by 2% to 84% rated good or excellent. Ratings declined in all regions with the exception of the North West. Precipitation is needed to halt the ratings decline.

Insects have not been an issue to date with infestations rated as few to moderate.

Crop spraying is underway with 5% completed.

Regional Assessments:
The 2014 Alberta Crop Report Series provides summaries for the following five regions:

Region One: Southern (Strathmore, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Foremost)

  • Experienced warm temperatures and light showers.
  • 96.8% seeded with 66% of crops having emerged. Estimating 1% of acres may not get seeded.
  • Spr. Cereals – 2-4 leaf stage; Canola – 30% in 1-3 leaf stage.
  • Surface soil moisture ratings down 12% to 79% good or excellent.
  • Hay and pasture condition ratings declined 3% to 85% good or excellent.
Region Two: Central (Rimbey, Airdrie, Coronation, Oyen)
  • Received showers in central and eastern portions, up to 50 mm of rain in the west
  • 96% seeded with 56% of crops having emerged. Estimating 4% of acres may not get seeded.
  • Spr. Cereals – 2-3 leaf stage; Canola – 35% in 1-3 leaf stage.
  • Surface soil moisture ratings down 7% to 83% good or excellent.
  • Hay and pasture condition ratings declined 3% to 76% good or excellent.
Region Three: North East (Smoky Lake, Vermilion, Camrose, Provost)
  • Some portions of region received up to 50 mm of rain. 9% of region rated excessive for moisture.
  • 94.9% seeded with 68% of crops having emerged. Estimating 2% of acres may not get seeded.
  • Spr. Cereals – Emerging to 2 leaf stage; Canola – 35% in 1-3 leaf stage.
  • Surface soil moisture ratings down 9% to 88% good or excellent.
  • Hay and pasture condition ratings declined 4% to 93% good or excellent.
Region Four: North West (Barrhead, Edmonton, Leduc, Drayton Valley, Athabasca)
  • 25-50 mm of precipitation received. Slowed seeding but improved hay/pasture conditions.
  • 96.5% seeded with 63% of crops having emerged. Estimating 2% of acres may not get seeded.
  • Spr. Cereals – Emerging to 2 leaf stage; Canola – 20% in 1-3 leaf stage.
  • Surface soil moisture ratings down 3% to 84% good or excellent.
  • Hay and pasture condition ratings improved 7% to 91% good or excellent.
Region Five: Peace River (Fairview, Falher, Grande Prairie, Valleyview)
  • Received isolated light showers. Precipitation would be welcomed in all areas of the region.
  • 99.3% seeded with 31% of crops having emerged. Estimating less than 1% of acres may go unseeded.
  • Spr. Cereals – Emerging to 2 leaf stage; Canola – 23% in 1-3 leaf stage.
  • Surface soil moisture ratings down 8% to 83% good or excellent.
  • Hay and pasture condition ratings declined 4% to 80% good or excellent.
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
James Wright, Risk Analyst
Actuarial, Analytics & Forecasting Unit
Email: james.wright@afsc.ca
Telephone: (403)782-8336
Lacombe, Alberta
June 6, 2014

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