Oct. 20, 2018—According to Mark VanOostrum, of W.D. Potato Ltd., 95 per cent of the processing crop has been dug. This is close to the fresh market acreage harvested. The consensus among growers is yield is down and tuber size is smaller due to the hot, dry summer.
Cold, wet and windy weather has made digging potatoes in October a challenge. The first snow fell in the Alliston, Ont., area on October 18 — some fields looked like those in Alberta.