Potato planting in Manitoba is almost all done with no emergence having been reported yet, the May 19 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht says.
Planting started on April 23 and as of May 16 almost all of the planting was finished, Bisht says.
Soils have been warmer and drier than last year, the report notes. And while the warm soil has speeded up sprouting, there has been no emergence reported yet.
“In some fields, minor incidences of dry rot and soft rot on seed pieces has also been reported. Field inspections of seed pieces can forewarn if there are any potential issues,” Bisht says.