Halma, Minnesota farmer Lance Hapka plans to start Russet potato harvest this week. “The potatoes are looking good right now, but are ten days behind schedule due to the late planting.” It’s been an interesting growing season. “After the late planting, it got hot in June before row closure. That hurt our initial set. We have fewer potatoes per plant and there’s less size on those.” After that, conditions improved, Halma said the last two weeks have been great for tuber bulking.”
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