The PEI potato crop yield is expected to be down this year especially in the western part of the province.
The harvest is underway and PEI Potato Board general manager Greg Donald expects a similar harvest as last year where the yield was below average.
West Prince growers received drought conditions during the summer and the crop has suffered as a result.
Lower rainfall was a problem for many growers. Total rainfall was only about a third of the normal year.
Heavy frost also affected growers in late September.
Donald doesn’t expect any area to have a big crop this year.
That could result in higher prices for consumers.