AgronomyCrop ProductionManitoba Potato Harvest Well Underway

Manitoba Potato Harvest Well Underway

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The potato harvest in Manitoba is progressing well with recent rains having interrupted digging in heavier soils, the Sept. 23 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said.

Harvest for processing direct from field potatoes is continuing, while harvest for storage processing and fresh potatoes is in full swing. Bisht estimates harvested potato acres in Manitoba range from less than five per cent to 75 per cent depending on the farm. Overall there is about a third of Manitoba’s potato acres dug.

The report noted after almost two weeks of no rain, there was an inch to three inches recorded at weather stations across the potato growing regions in Manitoba. In heavier soils the rains interrupted harvesting, but in lighter soils harvesting is now in full swing, Bisht said.

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