End of La Nina is improving spring planting conditions in Canada’s prairie region

Now that La Nina weather is fading away it is helping Canadian prairie farmers with better planting conditions.

This winter brought adequate amounts of snow, but parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan still need moisture. Market Farm says that this should lead to a pretty typical spring.

“We’ve seen quite a big difference in precipitation this winter. Sub-soil moisture conditions were quite a bit better on the eastern side. We’ve managed to pick up a fair amount in the dry areas in western Saskatchewan and southern Alberta. The forecast for March, April, and May is calling for close-to-normal temperatures and normal precipitation throughout most of the prairies. The exceptions, parts of southwestern Saskatchewan and southern Alberta,” Bruce Burnette explains.

Soil moisture reserves are in good shape though for both eastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba due to flooding last spring and summer.

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