Agronomy Crop Production Manitoba Potato Harvest Wrapping Up

Manitoba Potato Harvest Wrapping Up

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The potato harvest in Manitoba is around 70 to 100 per cent done with the overall provincial estimate at 95 per cent finished, the Oct. 6 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht says.

Harvesting conditions have been good, with fall rye being planted in many fields following harvest to reduce wind erosion for the spring, Bisht says. There was hardly any rain during the last week in September, which is the opposite of 2019 when there was wet and freezing conditions.

Temperatures have been warmer than normal though with some areas hitting as high as 31 C. Bisht points out potatoes harvested in warm temperatures are more prone to storage issues.