W. Canada Winter Wheat Well
Tue May 13, 2014 03:46 PM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Winter wheat crops across Western Canada are generally in good shape, according to a CWB analyst, although the late timing of the spring thaw will push back the harvest in many areas.

"The winter wheat is in reasonably good shape," said Bruce Burnett, a CWB weather and crop specialist. Emergence and moisture conditions were good, he said, with only isolated winterkill reported in some areas that saw water ponding in the spring.

Snow cover was adequate across the Prairies over the winter months, protecting wheat fields from the cold, Burnett said.

However, the late arrival of ...

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