Crop Update For Potato Planting From Across The U.S.

Published online: Apr 17, 2024 Articles
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The USDA NASS has provided an update on the U.S. potato crop in its weekly crop progress report (https://www.nass.usda.gov/) for last week. Here’s a sample of what the latest report showed. There are some states with no report and we assume it’s because planting hasn’t started yet.

Oregon – The report shows 51 percent of Oregon’s 2024 potato crop has been planted thus far, up from 29 percent last week. The five-year average of what has been planted by this time of year is 42 percent, so the state is ahead of its average. Last year at this time, 34 percent of the crop had been planted.

The NASS also reports that 6 percent of the crop has emerged.

Washington – Just to the north, 41 percent of the potato crop has been planted in Washington. That’s up from 11 percent a week ago and well above the five-year average of 27 percent. A year ago just 16 percent of the crop had been planted.

Idaho – The NASS shows 9 percent of the 2024 crop having been planted. That’s a slight increase of 3 percent from a week ago when it was 6 percent and slightly behind the five-year 15 percent average. It is ahead of last year’s planting, which stood at 5 percent.

Wisconsin – Planting has begun with 11 percent of the crop in. This is six days ahead of last year and the average.