In the latest crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says strong winds with recent thunderstorms were the primary driver of lodging events in spring wheat, oats, winter cereals, as well as some canola and corn crops. 

Farmers expect most crops to recover, but dense, lodged crop canopy can encourage rapid disease infection and associated yield losses.

Warm temperatures, high humidity, and frequent rain and unstable weather has elevated risk for many fungal diseases. 

Many crops have been, or will be sprayed with a fungicide, as application is widespread.

Fungicide spraying is ongoing in all regions as later crops reach the correct stage. 

Heavy rains beginning this week will force farmers to rely on aerial application over ground sprayers.