Planted acres up slightly this year

Brandi Cowen
July 20, 2015
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July 20, 2015, Ottawa – Potato farmers planted 349,005 acres of potatoes across the country this year.

That’s up 0.4 per cent over last year, which saw the lowest level of planted area in 20 years.

However, despite this slight increase, total planted area remains significantly lower compared with the 2003 peak of 457,500 acres.

Planted area by province is as follows:

Province Seeded area (acres) Percentage of national planted area
Newfoundland and Labrador *Too unreliable to publish *Too unreliable to publish
Prince Edward Island 89,500 26%
Nova Scotia 1,624 0.4%
New Brunswick 47,885 14%
Quebec 42,749 12%
Ontario 34,750 10%
Manitoba 67,000 19%
Saskatchewan 6,000 2%
Alberta 53,459 15%
British Columbia 5,700 2%

 

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