Canada Prairie Drought Worries for 2012 Crops

December 15, 2011

Incredibly dry conditions late last summer benefited the Canada grain harvest favoring crop drying and preserving quality of wheat, barley and rapeseed.   At the same time, the sunny warm weather greatly depleted field moisture.

Dry Harvest a Mixed Blessing

The period from August through October was particularly dry in the Canadian prairies.  Crop production next season may be in jeopardy from dry field conditions.

Edmonton Alberta received less than 2 inches of rainfall  accruing a 3.7 inch moisture deficit in the 3 months.   Precipitation has increased duringn the past 30 days,  improving soil moisture, yet only 53% of normal precipitation has been received since August 1... subscribers continue to full story...

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