Agronomy Crop Production P.E.I. Potato Yields Variable Across Province

P.E.I. Potato Yields Variable Across Province


Potato yields across Prince Edward Island are variable depending on if the field received well-timed rains or not, the Oct. 12 agronomy update from the P.E.I. Potato Board, says.

In samples dug by the P.E.I. Potato Board they have found yields ranging from 100 cwt per acre to over 450 cwt/acre. “In some areas, one or two well-timed rains meant 50 or more cwt/acre over nearby fields that didn’t get the same rain,” the update says.

There have been some scab found on potatoes, but it hasn’t been as bad as expected. There has also been some isolated issues with wireworms in multiple areas.

“A reminder that if you do have parts of fields that had a lot of standing water after Teddy, put those potatoes at the front of the pile!” the update notes.