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potato yields

Randall P. Niedz rniedz at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV
Wed Mar 20 09:14:20 EST 1996

On 20 Mar 1996, Bill Langridge wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what the current yield of potatoes is in pounds, 
> kilograms or tons per acre or hectare for the average white or yellow 
> cooking potato from Idaho, or Maine or other major potato producing 
> area in the US. I need this information to calculate the yield of 
> recombinant protein possible to produce in a transgenic potato?
> Thanks very much for your help.
> Bill Langridge

I use Agricultural Statistics 19--, published by the USDA to derive yields
and value for citrus crops.  There is a fairly extensive breakdown of
potato plantings, yields, and value in the U.S. 

Randy Niedz
Orlando, Florida

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