Ontario potato harvest underway amid favorable weather conditions

In the potato fields of Ontario the storage crop harvest is reaching its peak. Dr. Eugenia Banks, potato specialist at the Ontario Potato Board, reports that the current weather forecast promises a prolonged dry spell in the region. While this is good news for the harvest, the accompanying warm afternoons could pose challenges.

Dr. Banks warns: “Tuber flesh temperatures should ideally be between 10-15C when stored. Anything above 18C can be risky.” She adds that warmer temperatures can lead to issues like soft rot and Pythium leak, which can develop rapidly.

As the season progresses, all eyes will be on Ontario’s potato belt, hoping the favorable conditions continue and the harvest concludes successfully.

Source: potatonewstoday.com

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