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Manitoba Management Plus Program


Seeding Dates and Yield Information

How early should you plant your crop? In Manitoba, the general rule of thumb appears to be the earlier the better — but not too early, especially with plants susceptible to spring frosts or requiring warm soil for germination.

Cautionary note: When crops are sown too early, they can be exposed to an increased risk of spring frost. These figures do not reflect this, but instead the average yields of crops which have completed establishment in the spring (i.e. the last crop), and does not include the yield losses associated with the initial first crop when reseeding occurs. Proper interpretation of the figures requires the interpreter to also consider the likelihood of a particular crop in a particular region having a killing spring frost on a certain date.


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