Potato problems in Saskatchewan

620 CKRM The Source
October 30, 2018 | Regina
By 620 CKRM The Source
Cold and wet conditions in September and October has some Saskatchewan producers opting to leave potatoes out in the field instead of incur the cost of digging the crop out. Multiple nights of hard frosts have damaged potatoes near the surface and the damaged potatoes can cause healthy potatoes to rot in storage.

Connie Achtymichuk, provincial vegetable specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, advises growers with more than 10 per cent frost damage out in the field to keep potatoes in the ground because the cost to dig them out isn't worth it. | READ MORE

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