Manitoba Potato Crop Late to Emerge

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The Manitoba potato crop is at 50 per cent emerged as of June 4 which is later than the usual June 1 date, the June 10 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht says.

“Reports of slow emergence in some spots – appear to be seed with extensive sprouting – and possibly herbicide injury,” Bisht says.

Temperatures soared over June 4 and 5, hitting in the high 30 C and low 40 C. Since then temperatures have cooled to the mid 20 C range, the report notes.

There were a few scattered rains over the first week of June, however heavier rains fell on June 8 and 9.

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