Until the weekend ‘icestorm’, accompanying rain, and cool, cloudy weather, seeding in the region had progressed well this spring.
The most recent provincial Crop Report noted that producers had made tremendous progress the previou week with 74 per cent of the 2021 crop now seeded, well ahead of the five-year average of 48 per cent (2016-2020) for this time of year.
In the East-Central Region seeding was up from 22 per cent last week to 63 per cent ofthe crop seeded to date. This is well ahead the five-year average (2016-2020) for this time of year of 27 per cent.
When the weather co-operates, a lot of acres can be seeded in a day on many farms based on the size, and scale of modern equipment, such as what is used at Lindgren Farms near Norquay.