May 2024: Soil Temperatures (°F) at Six Inches, Presque Isle, Maine

Average of 50 degrees in soil temperature is the recommended temperature for planting the potato seeds to minimize the risk of seed decay. The table below provides the soil temperatures at six-inches in Aroostook Research Farm, Presque Isle. The data is supplied by Dr Bee Khim Chim, and presented by Dr. Ibrahim Kutay Ozturk.

For more information or questions, please contact Ibrahim Kutay Ozturk, Assistant Extension Professor of Potato Pathology, 207.764.3361 or