Snow buries canola fields, dampens yields in Canada

Snow buries canola fields, dampens yields in Canada

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Heavy snowfall across multiple provinces jeopardizes Canada’s canola crop, impact on yields uncertain

Alberta was the hardest hit, with some regions of the province reporting that up to 50% of this year’s crop was buried beneath show and remains unharvested, according to Clint Jurke, agronomy director for the Canola Council of Canada. According to a recent crop report, the northern reaches of the province had accumulated nearly three inches of snow-water equivalent by mid-November.