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Alberta Potato Crop Production Report, Sept. 23, 2019

The provincial average yields for potatoes on dryland and irrigated fields are estimated at 11.6 and 17.8 tons per acre, respectively. Yields so far for irrigated dry beans are reported at 2,700 pounds per acre and 28.6 tons per acre for sugar beets.

Region One: Southern (Strathmore, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Foremost)

About 69 per cent of potatoes have now been harvested, with yields on dryland and irrigated fields estimated at 10 and 17.8 tons per acre, respectively. Yields for irrigated dry beans and sugar beets are respectively reported at 2,700 pounds per acre and 28.6 tons per acre.

Region Two: Central (Rimbey, Airdrie, Coronation, Oyen)

About 49 per cent of potatoes have been harvested, with dryland yield at 11.1 tons per acre.

 

Source: Alberta Crop Report, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

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