Alberta Crop Report
Crop Conditions as of June 9, 2020 (Abbreviated Report)
With over 98 per cent of 2020 spring plantings in the ground, attention now shifts to crop development. Provincially, 75 per cent of the crops have emerged (see Table 1), 12 per cent behind the previous five-year average (2015-2019). Regionally, South, Central and North East regions are close to the five-year average. Challenges continue for the northern parts of the province. The cool wet weather that caused seeding delays for much of the spring is now affecting crop development. Forty-one per cent of the spring-seeded crops in the North West have emerged, 41 per cent behind the five-year average. Similarly, in the Peace region, 40 per cent of the spring-seeded crops have emerged, 39 per cent behind the five-year average. An extended period of warm, rain-free days would be welcomed to dry out the ground.