AgronomyCrop ProductionMain Potato Harvest in Manitoba Delayed

Main Potato Harvest in Manitoba Delayed


The start of harvest of potatoes for storage in Manitoba, or the main harvest, has been delayed due to warm temperatures, the Sept. 1 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said. It’s expected to start after the first week of September.

Harvesting for processing direct-from-field has been ongoing for three weeks, the report noted. All seed potato fields have been terminated.

Temperatures for the Aug. 21 to 27 week were warm with highs of 31 C. Overnight temperatures ranged from 4.7 to 8.9 C, which were two to three degrees cooler than the week before.

The report noted that there was practically no rainfall over the week, with totals ranging from 0.4 to 8.3 mm.

“However, the weather conditions were favourable for late blight disease after a few days of drizzle (post Aug. 20), and the late blight risk forecast model indicated moderate to high risk in many potato growing areas,” Bisht said.

There have been no late blight spores trapped in Manitoba, the report said. Green peach aphid and potato aphid numbers were high over the season. Potato early dying has shown up in many more fields with greater incidence and severity, Bisht noted both Verticillium wilt and black dot diseases have been recorded.

Related Articles

Direct from Field Processing Potato Harvest Starts in Manitoba

Canadian Potato Crop Looking Decent

Manitoba’s Gaia Consulting Hosts First Field Day

Trending This Week

Potato harvest 2017 copy

What Ignoring Your Stored Spuds Until the End of Harvest Could Cost You

Do you have bin management plan to support your potatoes from load-in through suberization? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked various producers...
Under the Hill Farms harvest

Manitoba Storage Potato Harvest in Full Swing

The Manitoba potato harvest for storage is in full swing with about a third of potatoes having been harvested, the Sept. 15 provincial potato report...
Daikon Radish

North American Potato Research Bulletin: PAA Meeting Highlights

A highlight reel of the latest potato research projects presented at the 2023 PAA annual meeting. Potato researchers across North America are working every day...
Bayer CropScience Canada logo

New Bayer Fungicides Receive Canadian Registration

Emesto Complete fungicide and insecticide seed-piece treatment and Velum Rise fungicide/nematicide have received registration in Canada, a Sept. 19 news release from Bayer Crop Science...
Potato harvest 2017 copy

Ontario Storage Potato Harvest Well Underway

The harvest of the storage potato crop is in full swing near Alliston, Ont., a Sept. 21 email update from Eugenia Banks said. "The area was...