Seasonal Reports

Reports and links on seasonal updates that pertain to crop production will be posted as they become available. Visit this page often for news about conditions that could affect your crops.

Current management articles and extension presentations (new information added throughout the year) to address issues in field crops can be found at Current Crop Topics.

You can subscribe to regular growing season updates like the weekly Crop Report ,  Crop Pest Update , the   Manitoba Potato Report and daily Fusarium Head Blight Risk Maps. 

Insect summaries are provided annually. 

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Crop and Crop Weather Reports


The Crop Report provides information on progress of seeding and crop establishment, crop development, any pest activity including weeds, insects and disease, harvest progress, crop yields and grades, fall field work progress, and status of winter cereal crop seeding and establishment. In addition, it provides information on haying progress and estimated yields, as well as pasture conditions from May to October.

The Crop Weather Report is a summary of weather data from the Manitoba Ag Weather Program and Environment Canada. Weekly summaries of temperature (maximum, minimum, average) and total rainfall along with seasonal accumulations of degree days, corn heat units and rainfall (actuals and per cent of normal) are provided for about 107 locations in the five regions used in the Crop Report. This report is available throughout the crop growing season (May to October).

Manitoba Crop Pest Update

The Manitoba Crop Pest Update is published weekly from mid-May until late August. Current reports and observations of insects, plant pathogens and weeds of field crops are compiled weekly, and the report indicates which crop pests are of current concern and where in Manitoba highest levels are occurring. Scouting tips are provided as needed and results from pest monitoring programs are presented.



Manitoba Potato Report

 The Manitoba Potato Report  is emailed weekly to potato growers, consultants and agronomists starting late May or early June and continues through the growing season. The report provides information on seeding and harvest progress, on crop development and condition, and on pest related issues including weeds, insects and diseases. The report also includes weather information from weather stations situated throughout the potato growing area of Manitoba. Weather data is used to calculate the late blight disease severity index, and to determine the potato crop water demand.

Fusarium Head Blight Risk Maps

Daily Fusarium Head Blight Risk maps will is produced, typically from mid-June to mid-July annually. It shows the current risk for the development of Fusarium Head Blight, based on the previous 7 days of temperature and moisture recorded from weather stations throughout agricultural-Manitoba. When evaluating risk, it is very important to monitor the stage of the crop.
Infection can occur if the crop is at or near the flowering stage. It is also important to keep in mind that local conditions will vary based on weather and soil properties and that the risk of fusarium head blight may change rapidly.
Maps will be posted daily from the beginning of winter wheat flowering in the province until the end of the flowering period for spring wheat. Check back for updated maps during this period.