Alberta Drought Conditions Worsen

Wheat and canola production in the Canadian state of Alberta remains under threat from severe drought.

The state's provincial government says that subsoil moisture has deteriorated from 49% poor to 58% poor in the last three weeks. During the same period the percentage rated good has fallen from 14% to 9%.

Additionally, a combination of late plantings and drought have stunted crop development, leaving wheat and canola potentially vulnerable to freeze conditions later in the season.

Canadian Prairie rainfall departure from normal April 1 - July 7: here

Canadian Prairie spring wheat production map: here