Canadian potato production, 2012 (preliminary data)
Producers reported seeding 371,900 acres (150 508 hectares) of potatoes in 2012, up 3.0% from 2011. Prince Edward Island had the largest increase in seeded area, up 4.1% to 89,500 acres (36 221 hectares). The area in Manitoba also increased 4.1% to 76,000 acres (30 757 hectares), while in Ontario, 39,800 acres (16 107 hectares) of potatoes were reported, up 5.6% from 2011. The expansion of potato area in Manitoba and Ontario was primarily because of increased contract volumes for processing potatoes.
Note to readers
The publication Canadian Potato Production contains additional tables comparing the area, production and value of potatoes for Canada, the United States and Mexico.
The July 2012 issue of Canadian Potato Production, Vol. 10, no. 1 (Catalogue number22-008-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.
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