Crops are advancing rapidly in Manitoba, and with harvest in sight for some winter cereal producers, many are wondering what cereal crop yields will be in 2015. Another commonly asked question is how will this year’s yields compare to what producers typically see, i.e. average yields.
If we use yield data reported by producers to Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) over the last 5-year period (2010 to 2014), average cereal crop yields are as follows:
- red spring wheat – 49 bushels per acre
- feed wheat – 67 bushels per acre
- barley – 61 bushels per acre
- oats – 86 bushels per acre
- winter wheat – 63 bushels per acre
So far in 2015, crop conditions are generally rated as good. However, there is variability noted across the province, largely due to the amount of precipitation received or not received over the growing season. When harvest starts, better estimates of 2015 yields in Manitoba will become available.
Submitted by: Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, MAFRD