AgronomyHarvestPotato Harvest Underway in Parts of P.E.I.

Potato Harvest Underway in Parts of P.E.I.


Potatoes are now being dug in the eastern part and the O’Leary area of Prince Edward Island with better than expected yields due to the dry summer, the Sept. 11 agronomy update from the P.E.I. Potato Board, says.

“Some of these potatoes went in the ground two weeks earlier than normal, so a fuller canopy in June may have helped to offset some of the yield limitations of drought,” the report says.

The potatoes being harvested are bound for the chip and table markets.

The potatoes still in the ground could do with a little more rain to finish off the crop, the report notes.


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