Seeding underway in the MD of Greenview

By Curtis Galbraith
May 15, 2018 - 2:45pm

Seeding is just getting going in the MD of Greenview.
 
Manager of Agricultural Services Quentin Bochar estimates two to five percent of the crop is in the ground.
 
"There's been activity where people are going out with their heavy harrows to dry up the land a bit more, but for seeding activity, (it is) pretty slim right now."

He adds people are just getting going because of the late winter, later melt and flooding.
 
"Typically up north here, we're usually a little bit later than the rest of the province, but winter was just a little bit later than normal this year. When you go down to the Edmonton area, there's quite a few guys out seeding already and here, we're just getting started."
 
We asked Bochar how farmers are dealing with flooded roads.
 
"It could be, I guess, the proverbial pain-in-the-rear. If a road is closed and you might have had to only go five miles to your field, you might now have to go 15 or 20 (miles)."
 
Bochar adds the primary crops are wheat and canola, with some peas, barley, and oats being planted as well.
 

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