AgronomyCrop ProductionManitoba Potatoes Just Starting to Emerge After Rain Delays

    Manitoba Potatoes Just Starting to Emerge After Rain Delays


    Early planted potatoes in Manitoba are ground cracking and sprouting, the June 3 provincial potato report from Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht said. Normally about 50 per cent of the fields would show emergence by June 1.

    “With over two weeks delay for the start of planting, the plants are just emerging,” Bisht said in the report.

    Provincial potato planting is estimated to be at 80 to 85 per cent done. Normally, by end of May nearly all planting is finished, Bisht noted.

    There was widespread rainfall in the province on May 30 and 31 with many sites receiving 50 mm. Some crop fields are too wet to plant, or flooded after planting.

    The report also said the accumulated growing degree days shows that so far 2022 is still much cooler than normal.

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