Agronomy Crop Production Situation Critical for Dry P.E.I. Potato Fields

Situation Critical for Dry P.E.I. Potato Fields


After receiving little rainfall throughout the growing season in Prince Edward Island, the situation is starting to get pretty critical in some potato fields, the Aug. 11 agronomy update from the P.E.I. Potato Board, says.

“I see a lot of difference between this time last week and today in certain communities. I truly hope that we get some convective thundershowers or some unexpected rain this week as well as some rain this weekend,” the update notes.

Despite the dry weather though there has been no light blight infection this year. There have been no late blight spores detected in P.E.I., New Brunswick or Maine this year.

Early blight and grey mold spores have also significantly decreased in the last few days across the province, the update says.