Cultivation/Production, Trends

Canada: Manitoba growers supersize spud acres

Potato acres rebounded this spring in Manitoba after several years of decline.
 Gary Sawatzky, general manager of the Keystone Potato Producers Association, said numbers are not finalized and figures are estimates, but potato acres in Manitoba will increase significantly this year.
 Manitoba’s potato acreage dropped to 63,000 acres last year from 76,000 in 2012. The 17 percent decline was the largest among provinces.
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