As Harvest 2016 progresses, there is always the question “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 (2011 to 2015), average cereal crop yields are as follows:
- red spring wheat – 51 bushels per acre
- feed wheat – 68 bushels per acre
- CPS wheat – 48 bushels per acre
- barley – 64 bushels per acre
- oats – 91 bushels per acre
- winter wheat – 63 bushels per acre
- fall rye – 44 bushels per acre
Note: varieties insured as feed wheat can belong to a number of wheat classes, including Canada Western Soft White Spring (CWSWS), Canada Western Special Purpose (CWSP) and Canada Northern Hard Red (CNHR), as well as unregistered varieties.
So far in 2016, yields for cereal crops are ranging from average to above the 5-year average. However, there is variability noted across the province, largely due to the amount of precipitation received over the growing season.
Submitted by: Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
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