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VEGETABLE REPORT
October 2007

 Seasonal No. 984-5-07

 
NEW YORK ONION PRODUCTION DOWN 4 PERCENT



New York's onion crop for 2007 is forecast at 3.99 million hundredweight (cwt.), down 4 percent from last year=s crop of 4.22 million cwt., according to Steve Ropel, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Office.  Acreage is forecast at 11,400 acres, down 12 percent from last year’s acreage of 12,800.  Drought and heat caused smaller yields in Western New York, while Eastern and Central New York saw good yields and conditions.

U.S. SUMMER STORAGE ONION PRODUCTION UP 5 PERCENT



Summer storage onion production is forecast at 54.1 million hundredweight, up 5 percent from last year.  Storage onion harvested area is forecast  at 105,680 acres, down 4 percent from 2006.  California production, at 12.8 million hundredweight, is 6 percent below 2006.  Harvested area is expected to total 29,700 acres, down 7 percent from last year.


 

 ONIONS:  Area Harvested, Yield, and Production by Season,
   State, and United States, 2005-2006 and Forecasted 2007
 

 Season and State

Area

Yield per acre

Production

Harvested

For Harv.2007

2005

2006

2007

2005

2006

2007

2005

2006

 

Acres

Cwt.

1,000 cwt.

       

Spring

36,000

34,600

31,300

322

322

348

11,575

11,128

10,880

Summer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Non-Storage

20,400

19,900

19,900

562

531

546

11,470

10,562

10,863

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Storage

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CA 1/

30,600

31,800

29,700

400

425

430

12,240

13,515

12,771

CO

9,500

9,500

7,700

440

400

375

4,180

3,800

2,888

ID

9,500

9,400

9,200

640

540

720

6,080

5,076

6,624

MI

2,900

2,600

2,500

260

250

270

754

650

675

NY

13,600

12,800

11,400

280

330

350

3,808

4,224

3,990

OR

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Malheur

11,500

11,700

11,900

640

520

700

7,360

6,084

8,330

Other

7,800

8,400

8,500

360

550

530

2,808

4,620

4,505

WA

19,500

20,000

21,000

600

600

610

11,700

12,000

12,810

WI

2,000

1,900

1,700

330

300

340

660

570

578

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other States 2/

1,920

2,180

2,080

453

378

449

869

825

934

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Total

108,820

110,280

105,680

464

466

512

50,459

51,364

54,105

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer

129,220

130,180

125,580

479

476

517

61,929

61,926

64,968

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

US

165,220

164,780

156,880

445

443

483

73,504

73,054

75,848

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/  Primarily for dehydrated and other processing.
2 / 2005 – MN and OH.
     2006 – OH and UT.
     2007 – OH and UT.