The harvest of processing potatoes direct from field is continuing on in Manitoba, the Sept. 9 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said. Harvest of some early varieties has also began.
The report noted Russet Burbank potatoes still need time for bulking and maturing. Harvested acres in the province range from zero to 10 per cent depending on the farm.
“All of the seed crops should have now been desiccated. Minor incidences Purple top disease (caused by Aster leafhopper transmitted phytoplasma) are seen in some fields,” the report said.