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Seed Acreage Insights
New Norkotahs on the block
2021 certified
seed data shows
Northwest Norkotah
varieties gaining
acreage
By Zeke Jennings
EDITOR
P
otato farmers in the U.S. grew
more acres of accepted certified
seed potatoes in 2021 than they
had previously produced since 2017.
Certified seed acreage totaled
106,651 in 2021, up from 103,858 acres
the year before, for an increase of 2.7%.
Seed acres were the highest since the
nearly 108,000 in 2017. Acreage went
as low as 100,864 in 2019 during the
past five years.
In spite of the increase in overall
seed acreage, industry stalwart Russet
Burbank decreased in seed acres by
6.2% to just under 17,000 acres. The
combination of 10 Norkotah strains
ranked second with 11,534 acres, an
increase of 4.2%.
A newer trio of Norkotah varieties,
developed by the University of Idaho
breeding program - first led by Steve
Love and then Jeff Stark - as well as
grower partnership entity Northwest
Norkotah LLC, gained in certified
seed acreage by 66% from last year
to 886 acres. Acreage has grown
steadily from just 101 in 2018. The
Northwest Norkotah clones grown
in 2021 included 90, 111 and 218.
The 90 clone is the furthest along
in commercialization, said Mike
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Northwest Norkotahs. Photo: Bill Schaefer
Telford, the president of Northwest
Norkotah LLC.
" Ninety has been around for a
while, is more established and doing
well, " Telford told Spudman. Ninety
accounted for 535 of the Northwest
Norkotahs' 886 seed acres. In 2015,
Telford compared 90 to the Russet
Norkotah 3 clone already on the
market in that it gets large with
good yields.
The 218 totaled 172 seed acres,
while the 111 was planted on 84 acres.
Telford said both are continuing
to be produced because there are
mixed feelings on which is the more
promising clone.
" Some like the 111, and some like the
218, " he said. " I think it has something
to do with the area in which they're
grown. "
The original Russet Norkotah
cultivar was created in 1987 by North
Dakota State University breeders.
Numerous others, including the 3,
were later created by researchers from
Texas A&M University and Colorado
State University.
The original Russet Burbank variety
continues to be the most-grown seed
potatoes in the U.S., with 14,095 acres
in 2021. Although down 8%, Umatilla
is the second-most grown russet with
more than 5,200 acres.
The russet market continues to
get more competitive and crowded,
however. Clearwater, Caribou, Dakota,
Reveille and Ivory all continued their
upward trends in seed acreage in 2021.
Accepted certified seed numbers
were compiled by state seed
organizations and reported by the
staff at the San Luis Valley Research
Center at Colorado State University.
- Freelance writer Bill Schaefer
contributed to this story.
http://www.Spudman.com

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