NEWS
Rapid Harvest for Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Sep 5, 2013 04:04 PM CDT

Fears of an early killing frost are diminishing across the Canadian Prairies as late-summer warmth and favorable growing conditions have helped crops make quick advancement. From Alberta east to Manitoba, most crops have reached maturity and swathing and harvest operations have increased rapidly during the past week.

The weather has been a major factor to the late-season success of this year's crop with above-normal temperatures and just enough rainfall to help crops finish up development after a rather slow start due to cool and sometimes wet weather during June, July, and early August. The above-normal temperature pattern has been largely ...

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