Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Canola seeding is around 25% complete across the region and progressing well. Warm temperatures and high winds have dried out the topsoil, and many growers are seeding deeper to hit moisture.
Alberta: Canola seeding progressed quickly over the past week and is over 50% complete in the south and around 25% complete in central Alberta, on average. Strong winds have dried out the top inch of soil and many fields could use a rain to help with emergence. Alberta crop report.
Saskatchewan: Seeding is advancing quickly in the west and north. Areas from Unity to Lloydminster and around Moose Jaw are furthest ahead, with about 50% of canola acres seeded. Eastern Saskatchewan, except for spots hit by a large rain storm in the past week, is drying nicely and well underway. Saskatchewan crop report.
Manitoba: Areas furthest advanced have about 5% of crops seeded, but it could be a busy week of seeding ahead. Sunny and warm days are forecast for the next week or so, and fields are drying out enough to support seeding equipment. Manitoba crop report.