Mixed Prospects For Harvesters Of Rice, Mushrooms

Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 14:43



The forecast is looking positive for wild mushroom pickers in the North.


Agrologist gerry Ivanochko says high snowfall amounts should translate into a wet spring.


He says a damp start to the season should be especially good for the Morel mushrooms.


However, those same conditions will make it hard for wild rice growers to have a good season.


Ivanochko says high water levels make it tough for rice to grow anywhere.


Having said that, he is hopeful a quick spring thaw will result in a longer growing season.