Michigan Potatoes Delayed In Planting

Michigan’s potato crop needs to make up some time after getting a late start.

Michigan State University students are conducting crop outlook research on potatoes at the school’s research facility in Lake City.

The Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences department has been studying potatoes there since 1992.

The leader of the project says weather shouldn’t be too much more of an issue once they’re able to plant.

MSU professor David Douches said, “We have a great group of farmers here in the state and they produce a quality crop, so I have confidence that they will get it in and also, with some good luck and some good weather, I think everything will turn out okay.”

The MSU team returns in the fall to finish harvesting, and opens the fields to the public to pick up leftover potatoes.