P.E.I. Potato Crop Looking Favourable

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Potato plants in a row in a field
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Emergence of potato fields in Prince Edward Island are looking good with only a few issues of poor emergence being reported, the June 23 agronomy update from the P.E.I. Potato Board, says.

“In general, the growers that I’ve talked to in the last week sound happy with the way the crop is progressing,” the update says.

There are some fields being replanted which had been planted early and impacted by cold soil temperatures at the start of May. There has also been a few reports of Fusarium or heavy bruise issues in seed lots, the update notes.

Rain fell across most of Island over night on June 22. Totals ranged from one millimetre in Charlottetown to 17 millimetre in Bedeque.

Good soil temperatures are providing favourable conditions for fast growth, the report says.

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