RECENT LOCATIONS

Close
Add a location
Edit your saved locations

Wet weather affecting PEI potatoes


Fields are soggy after a rainy September
Fields are soggy after a rainy September

Staff writers

October 2, 2012 — After a dry summer, soggy weather has some PEI farmers worried about their potato crops.

It's harvest time for potato farmers
It's harvest time for potato farmers

A few short months ago, potato farmers in PEI were praying for rain.

Now, after one of the wettest Septembers in recent memory, some farmers are worried that the potato crop has been lost entirely. 

It's been impossible for harvesters to even get out in the field. Some potatoes are simply rotting in the soggy conditions. 

Meanwhile, problems like 'pink rot' could ruin an entire crop in storage. Farmers are being extra careful and using ventilation systems to dry the potatoes before putting them in storage.

Sign in or Sign up to submit a comment.




Comments





Take your weather with you, no matter where you go.

Get instant forecasts and alerts, right on your computer.

  • RSS & Data
Add weather updates to your website or RSS reader.