United Potato Growers of Canada issued a crop report today in which General Manager Kevin MacIsaac provides a summary of Statistics Canada’s production report released Friday.
MacIsaac writes that Stats Canada has estimated Canadian Potato Production in 2020 to be 104,203,000 hundred weight. This is down 1.3% or 1,386,000 hundred weight below the 2019 crop. Hot, dry conditions declined yields below 2019 by 13cwt./acre to 295.9cwt./acre.
Due to better harvest conditions this fall, fewer acres had to be abandoned in comparison to the last two years. There are considerable regional differences in the crop this year as seen in the comments on individual provinces below:
Prince Edward Island:
The province was one of the region