Crop Conditions as of October 21, 2014

 
 
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Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

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

Region One: Southern (Strathmore, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Foremost)
  • Principally flax and sugar beets remaining to harvest.
  • Expected yields are average to 5% above 5 year historical averages.
  • Durum quality hard hit with only 40% grading # 1 or #2 CWAD.
  • 90% of fall seeded crops rated in good or excellent condition.
  • Surface soil moisture rated 51% & sub soil moisture rated 57% good or excellent.
Region Two: Central (Rimbey, Airdrie, Coronation, Oyen)
  • Very little harvest remains outside of the west central portion of the region.
  • Expected yields are average to 5% above 5 year historical averages.
  • Almost 25% of HRS wheat expected to grade 4 CWRS or lower.
  • Only 52% of canola expected to grade 1 Canada due to green seed caused by September frost.
  • 89% of fall seeded crops rated in good or excellent condition.
  • Surface soil moisture & sub soil moisture rated 67% good or excellent.
Region Three: North East (Smoky Lake, Vermilion, Camrose, Provost)
  • Principally flax remaining to harvest.
  • Expected yields are 10% to 15% above 5 year historical averages.
  • 14% of HRS wheat expected to grade 4 CWRS or lower.
  • 90% of fall seeded crops rated in good or excellent condition.
  • Surface soil moisture rated 64% & sub soil moisture rated 68% good or excellent.
Region Four: North West (Barrhead, Edmonton, Leduc, Drayton Valley, Athabasca)
  • Principally canola remaining to harvest.
  • Expected yields are 10% to 20% above 5 year historical averages.
  • Less than 10% of barley expected to be eligible for malt due to quality.
  • 88% of field peas expected to be eligible for food quality grades.
  • Surface soil moisture rated 55% & sub soil moisture rated 35% good or excellent.
Region Five: Peace River (Fairview, Falher, Grande Prairie, Valleyview)
  • Small amount of all crops remain to be harvested due to being later seeded.
  • Expected yields were affected by dry conditions and will be down 10 – 15%.
  • 84% of HRS wheat expected to grade 1 CWRS .
  • 91% of canola expected to grade 1 Canada.
  • Surface soil moisture rated 52% & sub soil moisture rated 49% good or excellent.
Please Note: This is the final Crop Report of the 2014 crop season. We wish to express our sincere thanks to all
who were instrumental in providing their effort in the success of this endeavour.

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation James Wright, Risk Analyst
Actuarial, Analytics & Forecasting Unit Email: james.wright@afsc.ca
Lacombe, Alberta Telephone: (403)782-8336
October 24, 2014

 
 
 
 
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