Wet weather affecting PEI potatoes
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.