The first Manitoba Potato report has been issued for the 2023 season by Vikram Bisht, potato industry development specialist for Manitoba Agriculture.
Potato planting started in western Manitoba on April 27, as opposed to May 11, in 2022, and April 23, in 2021. Snow cover and mid-April snow fall delayed planting by about a week. The season has a warmer start compared to 2022.
Potato planting is progressing well, with 60 to 100 per cent finished in the western part of Manitoba. Some wetter areas have 0 – 50 per cent planting done. Overall for the province about 60 per cent of the acres have been planted. The total Manitoba acres are expected to hover around last year’s 80,500.
To see the full report with tables and figures, link here: http://www.mbpotatoes.ca/index.cfm
Source: MB Potato Innovations May 18, 2023 news release
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