Manitoba Oat Crop Progressing

Jul 13, 2020

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Some of Manitoba's earlier seeded oat fields are approaching the full heading stage.
 
That from Jenneth Johanson, president of the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA).
 
She talked about the timing of the Manitoba oat crop.
 
"Some areas it might be a week behind what we would normally expect but that has to do with a later seeding and cooler seeding season. Nothing too concerning but potentially a week behind what we normally have."
 
Johanson says while most of the crop is progressing well, those fields which have received heavy rainfall may see a drop in quality.
 
Insects of concern at this point include cereal armyworms and grasshoppers, while Johanson says she has found some powdery mildew.
 
She notes oat demand has been high in recent years and pricing remains strong.
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