Manitoba crops seeing too much or too little rain

Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:27pm EDT
 
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Crops received beneficial rains in parts of the Western Canadian province of Manitoba but other areas have too much moisture and experienced near-freezing temperatures last week, the provincial government said on Monday.

* Southwest: Some areas received heavy rains, while the northern part of the region reported temperatures close to freezing last week.

* Northwest: Heavy rain brought variable amounts to the eastern side of the region, but the Roblin and Swan River areas need more rain. Wheat midge has been found in some fields and may affect grade.

* Central: Spraying for grasshoppers is underway, ranging from whole fields to the margins only.

* Eastern: Rainfall early in the week continues to stress crops. Farmers are concerned that the corn, soybeans and sunflower crops will require an exceptionally long growing season to mature due to delayed growth.

* Interlake: Rain has left standing water in some fields, but moisture conditions are adequate in the northwest.

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* Manitoba crop report

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(Reporting by Rod Nickel; Editing by Christian Wiessner)