Thu May 28, 2015 10:11 AM CDT Dryness continues to take over more territory across the Canadian Prairies as we move through late spring. While conditions are turning drier, farmers are far ahead of the seeding progress dates that we normally see across this region. Last week's snow and cold conditions across Manitoba forced some replanting of canola.
Thu May 21, 2015 10:31 AM CDT Dry conditions have been expanding for some portions of the Prairies during the spring while other areas have seen an upswing in precipitation during May. There remains concern that a developing El Nino could affect summer rainfall across the Prairies.
Thu May 14, 2015 10:52 AM CDT The earliest seeding season in nearly a decade in Canada could potentially be handed two problems for crops: cold weather this weekend and a drier trend during coming weeks when rain is needed to help emerging and developing crops.
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:17 AM CDT Concerns about dry conditions developing across parts of the Canadian Prairies during the spring due to the early departure of snow cover and generally mild, dry conditions have declined during the recent couple of weeks. As it stands now a mostly favorable scenario should be in place for the start of seeding.
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:48 AM CDT As spring expands across Western Canada, we find there are rather sizable differences in soil conditions as we close in on the seeding season. We have also seen changes from winter to the start of spring: Some areas wet during the winter have turned drier in recent weeks.
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:07 AM CDT Weather patterns have changed during the recent week, but only dribbles of precipitation have fallen across the Prairies, leaving concerns about soil moisture levels this spring.