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Crunch time for P.E.I potato farmers


July 24, 2012
By David Manly


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Jul. 24, 2012 – Dry weather in P.E.I has many farmers worried about the potential of an irrigation ban and its effect on their crops.

According to an article in The Toronto Star, 25 farmers have been notified that if local creeks decrease any more, they mayhave to stop irrigating.

“This year has been a fairly dry year in P.E.I. and we are starting to see some of the levels get very close to this maintenance level,” Sean Ledgerwood, a provincial watershed specialist.

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With the drought continuing in most of Canada and the U.S., farmers must prepare to lose a substantial portion of their crop, which many are realizing is a distinct possibility.

For more information on the P.E.I irrigation issue, see the article in The Toronto Star.


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