AgronomyCrop ProductionLatest Manitoba Potato Research Showcased at Field Day

Latest Manitoba Potato Research Showcased at Field Day

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The Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Field Day (CMCDC) in Carberry, Man. on Aug. 9 showcased the latest research the CMCDC and MHPEC Inc. teams are up too. Trials featured included nutrient management and black dot management.

The field day included presentations on:

  • Nutrients Management Impacts on Marketable Potato Yield
  • Intro to Living Root Research
  • Cultural Control of Black Dot Disease of Potatoes
  • Mustard as a Biofumigant for Potatoes
  • Crop Diversification and Potato Rotational Options

Highlights of the day included:

  • A study looking at nitrate leaching where ground water is being monitored
  • A study looking at spring and fall cover cropping options
    • The spring cover crops were broadcast over the plot with researchers surprised by how well they did
    • Fall cover crops to be planted after harvest, are looking at options that will establish fast and are able to survive frost
  • Black dot management by faking a long crop rotation by removing potato vines from the field to remove the black dot host plant

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