NewsIndustryOntario Planting News

Ontario Planting News


After a slow emergence, potatoes in the Leamington area are growing fast, and best of all, they look healthy and vigorous. The attached pictures are courtesy of Chris Rahm, general manager of Setterington’s Fertilizer Service in Cottam, Ont.

In other Ontario areas, growers are struggling with the rainy weather and many of them expect to finish planting by June 10.

According to the weather network, warm summer temperatures will arrive late this season.  Cool weather favours late blight, and spore traps will be placed again this year to alert growers of the potential late blight risk.

Potato field near Leamington, Ont. Photo: Chris Rahm

Just a reminder, the Training Session for Potato Scouts, sponsored by the Ontario Potato Board, is just around the corner. The event will take place on June 3 at the Holiday Inn in Guelph from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. There are already 30 registrants.

Trending This Week

SLM Spud Farms

Experimenting with Regen Ag with on the Farm Agronomists

We try a little bit of everything when it comes to regenerative agriculture. With our production system it makes it easier to check off...
Potato pile fan

Condensation — Great on Icy Brews in Summer, Terrible in Potato Storage

Few things are more satisfying than sitting with a cold drink on a hot day. The same process that causes condensation on an icy...
Pile of garbage

Unnecessary Storage Waste Chewing into Revenue and Sustainability

If you could make a big step towards improving sustainability – both environmental sustainability and your farm business’ financial viability – what would make...
Potato School spuds

Potato School to feature Gary Secor — Sign up now!

The countdown is on to our free, open-to-all online Potato School, Dec. 13. One of the speakers I’m excited to hear from is North...
Blazing sun

Climate Change and Heat Stressed Spuds

The effect of rising temperatures due to climate change on potato production. As headlines during growing seasons repeatedly talk of record temperatures, potatoes are struggling...