AgronomyCrop ProductionHot Weather in Manitoba as Potato Planting Wraps Up

Hot Weather in Manitoba as Potato Planting Wraps Up

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Potato planting in Manitoba is nearly complete at 95 per cent done while above normal temperatures and lack of rain has settled in across the province, the June 1 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said. With dry, windy conditions some sandy fields are showing wind erosion.

The report noted sprout emergence has happened in about half of all planted fields, but only 25 per cent of planted fields have 50 per cent or more of their plants emerged.

Planting in western and central potato areas is completely done while the southern part of Manitoba is just over 90 per cent planted. Hilling and herbicide applications are underway, Bisht said.

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