Canada Crop Report - August 3, 2012
This week saw yet again record hot temperatures. There were some scattered thunderstorms over the past week, but coverage was very spotty. The crop remains highly variable even with in the same region. Some growers will see above average crops while the majority of growers will be lucky to make average and some well below. The crop has advanced rapidly with the hot temperatures and has reached the R5 stage in many cases. We are anticipating an early harvest with some early maturing varieties being harvested very early in September.
The next week calls for more hot temperatures with some chance for rain over the weekend,
Insect pests are starting to build in most fields especially in the dry areas. Spider Mites are still the biggest concern with many growers treating fields that have gone above threshold. This will help preserve yield and soybean quality. Soybeans infected with Spider Mites at high populations cause small shrunken and discoloured kernals.
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