North America, Production/Agronomy, Trends

Smoke, heat knock Washington State potato crop down to average

Heat and smoke have hindered Washington’s potato crop, industry leaders say. The early part of the crop had been slightly above average in quality and yield, said Dale Lathin, executive director of the Potato Growers of Washington. Smoke from wildfires became more dense, interfering with the potato plants’ photosynthesis, Lathim said. “Basically it did nothing this week in terms of growth,” Lathim said.[Read More...]

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