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Walter Dyck's Crop Reports

December 19, 2019

Current spot mustard bids to growers are higher since last summer in response to lower reported production for 2019 and a higher than normal proportion of damaged yellow mustard caused by repeated September rains in South Central Saskatchewan and Western North Dakota. 2019 mustard acreage reports by Ag Canada and Saskatchewan Ag were decreased by… Read More

November 4, 2019

The 2019 mustard harvest is now virtually complete in Canada and USA after repeated stops and starts caused by the cool wet months of September and October. The biggest disruption to the mustard harvest is in northeastern North Dakota where there is no doubt grades and quality will be affected by damage. Damage includes sprouted,… Read More

August 15, 2019

We will have having a later harvest this year. This June was cool and dry; delaying the planting process. Due to this delay in June we are still two to three weeks from the start of the general mustard harvest in Canada and USA. However, a few Olds contract growers did start their mustard harvest… Read More

July 12, 2019

I hope your summer is going well. In general, the prospects for an average mustard yield for 2019 have improved greatly in the past month. Late spring rains came to most of the mustard growing areas in Canada/USA. Before that the stress from a cold, dry Spring plus flea beetle pressure was very apparent on… Read More

April 10, 2019

Just a year ago Canada was facing brown mustard shortages and unless growers then came through with more acres and decent yields the world would be out in a matter of months. The growers in Canada came through. A year earlier (2017) it was much the same for yellow and oriental as the world faced… Read More