More Potatoes Planted in ND| 7/11/2012
Potato planting was virtually complete by May 27, well ahead of both last year and the five-year average.
Russets account for 42 percent of the total acreage, up from 39 percent last year. Whites, at 34 percent, are down from 35 percent in 2011. Reds account for 23 percent of the total, down from 25 percent last year. Yellows account for 1 percent of the total acreage, the same level as 2011.