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.
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.