Maine potatoes are on a roll

Maine Farmers Exchange reported that despite a dry growing season, the state has another good-looking potato crop this year. “Yields vary widely and are dependent on variety and planting dates,” said Bob Davis, president of MFX, based in Presque Isle, ME. “Some are finding poor yields on non-irrigated ground where they had early varieties planted; they just did not get enough water at the right time. We anticipate good quality with perhaps a smaller profile on some varieties and normal on others.” He added that it was too early to determine exactly what volumes will be, but he thinks there could be shortages on some varieties as spring approaches. “Harvest started in earnest the week of September 18, but was slowed by some 80-plus degree weather that lasted approximately three days,” explained Davis. More