All potato crops in Manitoba have been harvested with the last few fields being dug earlier this week, the Oct. 14 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht says.
Harvest conditions were good this year, the report says. Fall rye has been planted in many fields following harvest and is establishing well — it is targeted to reduce wind erosion during spring time.
Overall the 2020 growing season was hotter with many consecutive days of 30 C or higher temperatures. This stressed the crop in many areas and reduced productivity in general, the report notes.