A farmer in the Steinbach area says he and most other producers in the area are finished or nearly finished with spring seeding. Andrew Reimer says the weather has been very cooperative.
"Seeding has been going very well. With this dry weather, we've gotten a lot done. We started with canola, then wheat and soybeans and also some corn. We are pretty much wrapped up on my farm and doing some seeding for some other guys."
Reimer says they are finished seeding this year one to two weeks earlier than normal. He adds field conditions were okay.
"Last fall was pretty wet so some fields are rough and they had to be smoothed out to prepare them for seeding and that dried things out a bit. The first stuff we seeded when into moisture nicely but now it's pretty tough to get the seed into moisture so we're really hoping for some rain soon."
Reimer says weeds have not been too bad so far, noting they've already sprayed the perennials and expect to spray for the annuals in a couple of weeks. He adds it's a bit of a concern that temperatures may drop to near freezing in the next few days but says the long-range weather outlook is quite positive.