Hi everyone.  Apologies that my update is a bit late this week…a wet start to the week plus a week of field tours has slowed things down a bit from this desk. So far today, I’m seeing rainfall totals ranging from a couple of mm to...

My update is a day late this week as we had an AIM field tour yesterday in King County.  I had hoped to have two tours today…but the heavy rain that is currently coming down obviously delayed those plans.  More on those rescheduled tours below. ...

Hello everyone, Another sunny and warm day on the Island.  August has turned out to be much warmer and drier than July, certainly.  On Monday night/Tuesday, it appears that West Prince was the only part of the Island to get any significant rainfall amounts (between 5-10...

Hi everyone, I’m back at the office this week after a week of vacation, which thankfully corresponded with some warm, sunny days.  Sunny days like we’ve been having recently, combined with adequate soil moisture in most areas, should be a recipe for significant tuber bulking this...

Hi everyone, Another week of variable weather in PEI.  On Monday, Eastern PEI got a fair bit of rain (15-20 mm) while West Prince generally got less than 5 mm.  Rain is in the forecast for today and tomorrow, though this time, the forecast is for...

Howdy everyone, A sunnier day today after two dull and humid days.  A few folks got rain yesterday, but rainfall was very spotty.  In general, soil moisture levels are very strong across most of the province.  The fact that most canopies have closed is resulting in...

Hi everyone, It’s a muggy, sticky day in PEI…looks like rain, but not much has arrived yet.  There are a number of growers who would welcome another half an inch or so this week, while there are others that have probably had enough for the moment...

Hi everyone.  Another lovely day in Prince Edward Island, and a great growing day all around. I’m very encouraged by how great much of the potato crop looks.  Most of the early-planted fields now have closed between the rows and many fields are flowering.  This means...

Hi everyone, A return to some warm weather after a cool, wet weekend…but no one was complaining about the rain! Thankfully, Sunday was a day of rain that pretty much everyone received for a change. Soil moisture levels appear to be good across the province, with...