AgronomyCrop ProductionManitoba Potato Planting Delayed Due to Rainy Spring

Manitoba Potato Planting Delayed Due to Rainy Spring


Potato planting in Manitoba is about 12 to 15 per cent done having only recently started due to the wet spring weather, the May 19 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said. Planting started May 11 and has faced delays since due to more rain falling.

“Planting has been possible in fields with good drainage – natural or tile-drained,” Bisht said.

In 2021, planting started around April 23 with approximately 75 per cent of potato acres having been planted by May 9.

Despite the wet and cooler weather, soil temperatures have been close to normal, the report said. However, Winkler soils are cooler than Carberry and Treherne.

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