Final Crop Conditions Report of 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Harvest is virtually complete across the province, with 98.6 per cent of the crops now in the bin (see Table 1). While harvest in the southern and central regions has been completed, good weather conditions over the last two weeks also allowed northern producers to make good harvest progress. About 98 per cent of the crops in the northeast, 97 per cent in the northwest and 95 per cent in the Peace region have been harvested. Provincially, the dryland yield index is estimated at 97.4 per cent (see Table 2). Dryland yields for the southern region have been below their five-year averages (2012-2016), while in the central region dryland yields are in line with the five-year averages. For other regions, dryland yields were above the five-year averages.