It's been a busy few weeks in the field for farmers as seeding wraps up.

This week's crop report shows 87 per cent of the provincial crop is in, that's slightly behind the five-year average of 91 per cent.

So far,  95-99 per cent of spring cereals, 95 per cent of corn, 90 per cent of soybeans, and 80 per cent of canola is planted. 

Pulse and Soybean Specialist Dennis Lange says if the weather holds seeding could be wrapped up this weekend.

He notes there's good emergence being reported on spring cereals and field peas. 

Winter cereals are moving along with some fields approaching the boot stage. 

Lange says topsoil moisture is dry and it would be good to see some rain in most areas which would also help with pasture and hay crops.

With seeding winding down attention now turns to field scouting and spraying.

He points out they've already had reports of flea beetles, adding their economic threshold is 25 percent defoliation.

Producers can find staging graphics on the Manitoba Agriculture website.

To listen to Glenda-Lee's conversation with Dennis Lange click on the link below. 

You'll find the full crop report here.