So far, it's looking good for this year's winter wheat crop.

Doug Martin is chair of Winter Cereals Manitoba.

"We had a really good winter," he said. "Fairly mild temperatures and not any really prolonged cold snaps. I think most of the Prairies or Manitoba had snow cover...expecting most of it to make it through the winter this year"

Martin notes there's plenty of moisture in the ground, which should benefit plants as they start to emerge. He adds the soil temperature needs to be around three degrees Celsius before that starts to happen.

There was about 30,000 acres of winter wheat seeded last fall.