AgronomyCrop ProductionManitoba Potato Crop Emerging Fast

Manitoba Potato Crop Emerging Fast

-

Following the wet spring and delayed planting the potato crop is emerging fast across Manitoba, the June 23 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said.

As of June 18 all potato acres were planted in Manitoba. Bisht noted warmer soil temperatures and good moisture has caused emergence to be 2.5 to three weeks faster than normal. About 75 per cent of fields are reporting emergence with growth ranging from nearly 12 inches with tuber initiation to just emerging.

Precipitation has been variable with scattered showers across the province over the week. The report noted rainfall amounts range from 9.0 mm in Morden to 104.2 mm in Austin.

“Like last week, southern potato growing areas received lesser rains during this period. On June 20 to 21, there were additional thundershowers, soaking the already wet fields across Manitoba,” the report said.

Looking at average rainfalls, most sites have received more than normal. At Altona, Morden it’s 124 per cent above average, at Austin, Bagot it’s 250 per cent and Carberry, Rivers are 200 per cent over.

Related Articles

Manitoba Potatoes Just Starting to Emerge After Rain Delays

Moderate La Nina Means Wetter Growing Season for Parts of Canada

Ontario Potato Crop Emerging

Trending This Week

Oat, canary seed and flax cover crop

Eight Innovators Moving Cover Crops Forward

0
Cover cropping and intercropping can be traced back to the start of time. Only in recent history did the practice of monocultures really take...
Potato plants growing in a field

Want an Easy 5.5 to One or Better ROI on Your Potatoes?

At every farm show I’ve attended recently, in every ag magazine I’ve skimmed, in conversations across every farm supply counter, I keep hearing one...
Fertilizer spreading

Lowering Potato Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Proper Fertilizer Use

0
Potato greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through proper fertilizer usage, according to these fertilizer industry experts. EXPERTS: Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for...
Potato field

Feds Raise Interest-Free Cut Off on Advance Payments Program

0
The federal government is raising the interest-free portion of the Advance Payments Program will increase from $100,000 to $250,000 for the 2022 and 2023 program years, a June 23 news release said.
NPC summer meeting 2022 logo

National Potato Council Summer Meeting in Music City

0
Growers from across the United States are currently in Nashville, Tenn. for the National Potato Council (NPC) Summer Meeting. The two-day event features presentations...