The Manitoba potato crop is around 50 per cent emerged with ground cracking having been reported, the June 1 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht says.
There has been frost in some areas with temperatures dipping very low on May 26 and 27, the report notes. The weather is set to flip though with a heat wave moving through the province through the first week of June, temperatures are forecast to hit 35 C.
There were scattered small rains over the week of May 24 to 31. Bisht says it’s a good time to manage the cull piles to reduce risk of disease and insects.