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Crops Page

This is your gateway for production and agronomy information, diagnostic tools and timely reports on crop conditions.

The Production section is your basic guide to growing crops in Manitoba. Check the Soil Fertility section for information on your fields' nutrient needs.

Link to diagnostic tools from the Insects, Plant Diseases, Weeds and Crop Diagnostic Services sections. The Seasonal Reports pages will keep you up to date on current crop conditions.

Latest News

Addendum for the 2016 Guide to Field Crop Protection is available with important changes. Copies are available at your local GO office or online.
January 8, 2016: Governments Expand Network of Ag Weather Stations. The Canada and Manitoba governments are expanding the province’s network of automated weather stations after installing 17 new stations in 2015...

What's New   

  • First issues of the 2016 Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report are now available, on the Seasonal Reports page.
  • The MyFarm Crop Production Cost Calculator enables farmers to estimate the annual cash cost of producing field crops on their land. Knowing the cost of production is essential to management, marketing strategy and risk management planning and to giving a farm the best opportunity for overall profitability.
  • Farm Business Mangement: The way you structure and manage your business can create a strong foundation for growth.
  • Farm Software And Worksheets
    Put data to work on your farm with these interactive tools. They’ll help you make the informed decisions for your farm and family.
  • FertPlan (XLS 71 KB) helps farmers calculate the number of tonnes of fertilizer required, the fertilizer blend and application rate.Crop Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 284 KB or PDF 683 KB) (canola, wheat, winter wheat, soybeans, barley, oats, corn, navy beans, flax, sunflowers, peas, fall rye, canary seed, lentils, buckwheat, hempseed) 
  • Alfalfa Hay Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 259 KB or PDF 910 KB)
  • Irrigated Potato Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 215 KB or PDF 56 KB)
New bee web pages available:

Upcoming Events And Deadlines   

Weed Seedling Identification Day
Wednesday, May 25 1-3 PM (rain or shine)
University of Manitoba Carman Campus
2016 Crop Diagnostic School
July 5-7 & July 12-14
Carman, MB
Thursday, July 28 8:45 AM
Portage la Prairie, MB
For more information call 204-745-5663 or email
Manitoba Fair Guide 2015 (PDF 522 KB)
List of fairs and exhibitions in Manitoba.

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