Corey Prehn of Galahad gets a move on with swathing a barley crop north of the hamlet on Thurs. Sept. 3.
According to the Alberta Crop Report as of Sept. 1, favourable weather conditions, particularly in south and central regions, have allowed most Alberta producers to start harvesting spring seeded crops.
Early harvest progress in all regions are close to the previous five-year (2015-19) average.
Provincially, eight per cent of the crop has been harvested to date (six per cent of major crops).
Southern Alberta is farthest advanced with 24 per cent of the crop being combined (21 per cent of major crops). Central Alberta has five per cent of the crop combined (four per cent of major crops).
Variable weather conditions experienced during the last few weeks in the northern regions of the province has resulted in less than two per cent of crops combined in each area.