Hi everyone, I was away last week on vacation, but I’m glad to hear that most of the Island got substantial rainfall while I was away! Here are some rainfall totals from the past 7 and 14 days: from weather.peiclimate.ca (UPEI weather stations)   Station Last 7 days (mm) Last 14...

Hi everyone, Another sunny and warm week in PEI this week.  Some folks in Prince County were fortunate to get between 5 and 15 mm of rain over the weekend in thundershowers, but they were very spotty and Eastern PEI did not receive much rain at...

Hi everyone, After some good moisture in most areas last week, it’s been a dry week so far in PEI.  Anticipated thundershowers on Monday did not result in much rainfall across most of the province.  There is a chance of showers on Friday and Saturday, but...

Hi everyone, This will be a short agronomy update, as I’m in Montana for the Potato Association of America Meeting this week.  Learning lots of interesting stuff about potato research across North America…I’ll hopefully have some tidbits to share with you next week. One interesting presentation from...

Hi everyone.  It’s been a good stretch of sunshine and warm temperatures, and the crop is developing fast.  Lots of fields have now filled in the rows and many are out in flower.  Weed pressure on average appears to be low, and I’m not hearing...

Hi everyone, A nice steady rain yesterday to keep the crops progressing well for the whole Island.  The combination of mild daytime temperatures, cooler night temperatures, sunshine and adequate moisture has made for rapid progression across the province. Some rainfall totals from weather.peiclimate.ca (UPEI weather stations) Station Last 48h...

Hi everyone.  Happy Canada Day weekend to you all.  It’s been a lovely few days, with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures to keep things growing.  I was out of the province from Wednesday to Monday, and I’m amazed at how much everything grew in...

Hi everyone, From the sounds of it, most farms are finished with potato planting.  A lot of farms finished at or around the first of June this year due to the favourable planting conditions.  Hopefully this good start to the growing season pays dividends this fall.   Herbicide...

Hi everyone, Amazing how quickly the grain and grass perks up after even a small spring rain.  Lots of fields are “greening up” on my drives to and from work this week, and most growers I’ve been talking to are well into planting potatoes.  I hope...

Hi everyone, Seems like folks have kicked things into high gear across the province, given the week of excellent weather we’ve had.  Quite a few farms have started planting potatoes or will do so imminently.  Lots of grain being planted too.  In many parts of the...