The potato crop stand looks good in most of the province.There appears to be no major emergence issue, minor seed rot was seen in spots.A few virus plants can be easily seen and rouged out at this stage in seed fields.
Fig 1. A good stand of potato crop
Fig 2. PVY Virus infected plant
Weather conditions since planting have been warm and above normal (Fig 3).There have been a few rain events, which brought the precipitation closer to normal, but still on the dry side in potato production areas (Fig 4).