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VEGETABLES

Released: July 2008 Seasonal No. 974-3-08

Harvested Acreage for New York Fresh Vegetables DOWN 8 PERCENT;
 US ACREAGE DOWN 6 PERCENT

In New York, prospective area for harvest of 4 selected fresh market vegetables is 48,200 acres, down 8 percent from the 52,400 acres that were harvested in 2007.

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh market vegetables during the summer quarter is forecast to be 282,400 acres, down 6 percent from last year. Acreage declines in snap beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet corn, head lettuce, and tomatoes more than offset acreage increases in carrots and celery. Cucumbers and bell peppers harvested area remains unchanged. Area forecast for melon harvest is 109,900 acres, down 8 percent from last year. Cantaloup area is forecast at 34,000 acres, 7 percent below 2007. Honeydew area, at 13,000 acres, is down 6 percent from last year. Watermelon area, at 62,900 acres, is 9 percent below a year ago.

Strawberry production in the U.S. is forecast at 24.4 million cwt, virtually unchanged from last year. Area harvested, at 46,600 acres, up 2 percent from 2007. Strawberry yield is forecast at 523 cwt per acre, down 12 cwt from 2007.

 

New York Onion Acreage DOWN 6 PERCENT
U.S. Onion Acreage DOWN 7 Percent

New York onion growers planted 11,700 acres this year, down 6 percent from last year. Harvested onion acreage is expected to total 11,000 acres.

Onion growers expect to harvest 148,750 acres of onions in 2008, down 7 percent from last year. Spring onion growers harvested 29,000 acres, down 6 percent from last season. Summer, non-storage onion growers expect to harvest 19,600 acres, down 5 percent from a year ago. Storage onion growers plan to harvest 100,150 acres in 2008, down 7 percent from last season.

National PROCESSED VEGETABLES DOWN SLIGHTLY

Vegetable processors have contracted 1.20 million acres to be planted to the 5 major vegetable crops (snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers for pickles, green peas, and tomatoes). This is down slightly from last year. Acreage increases for sweet corn, cucumbers for pickles, and green peas more than offset declines in snap beans and tomatoes. Green pea contracted production, at 426,830 tons, down 2 percent from 2007. Contracted tomato production is forecast at 12.2 million tons, down 3 percent from 2007.

VEGETABLES FOR FRESH MARKET

Crop and State

Usual
Harvest
Period

Area

Harvested

For Harvest
2008

2006

2007

   

Acres

         

Snap Beans

       

Georgia

Jun-Sep

3,800

3,700

2,800

Michigan

Jul-Oct

3,600

3,600

3,100

New York

Jul-Oct

10,300

9,900

7,100

Virginia

Jul-Sep

3,200

3,200

3,100

TOTAL

 

20,900

20,400

16,100

         

Cabbage

       

Georgia

Jul-Sep

1,000

700

400

Michigan

Jun-Nov

1,800

1,700

1,700

New York

Jun-Dec

10,500

12,600

11,000

TOTAL

 

13,300

15,000

13,100

         

Sweet Corn

       

California

Jul-Sep

8,400

9,500

9,700

Illinois

Jul-Sep

6,500

6,600

7,100

Michigan

Jul-Oct

8,300

8,500

8,300

New Jersey

Jul-Oct

7,000

7,100

7,000

New York

Jul-Oct

26,800

27,500

27,600

North Carolina

Jun-Aug

8,000

7,400

7,000

Ohio

Jul-Sep

16,000

16,000

15,000

Pennsylvania

Jul-Oct

16,500

14,200

13,400

Wisconsin

Jul-Sep

7,000

7,400

6,000

TOTAL

 

104,500

104,200

101,100

         

Tomatoes

       

California

Jul-Sep

22,000

22,000

21,000

Michigan

Jul-Sep

2,000

2,100

2,000

New Jersey

Jul-Oct

2,900

2,900

2,900

New York

Jul-Oct

2,000

2,400

2,500

Pennsylvania

Jul-Oct

3,400

3,100

2,400

Virginia

Jul-Sep

5,800

5,400

5,000

TOTAL

 

38,100

37,900

35,800

         

ONIONS: Area Planted and Harvested, and Yield Per Acre by Season,State, and United States, 2006-2008 1/

Season and State

Area Planted

Area Harvested

Yield Per Acre

Production

2007

2008

2007

2008

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

 

Acres

Acres

Cwt.

1,000 Cwt.

Spring 2/

                 

Arizona

1,200

1,500

1,200

1,500

450

520

490

540

780

California

7,600

6,700

7,400

6,500

450

450

3,279

3,330

2,925

Georgia

12,500

12,000

12,000

11,500

270

300

3,255

3,240

3,450

Texas

12,500

11,000

10,400

9,500

300

400

4,104

3,120

3,800

TOTAL

33,800

31,200

31,000

29,000

330

378

11,128

10,230

10,955

                   

Summer

                 

Non-storage 2/

                 

California

9,700

9,300

9,300

9,000

565

540

5,264

5,255

4,860

Nevada

2,800

2,700

2,800

2,700

740

760

1,872

2,072

2,052

New Mexico

6,300

5,500

6,100

5,400

500

470

2,640

3,050

2,538

Texas

1,100

800

1,000

700

400

400

216

400

280

Washington 3/

1,500

1,800

1,500

1,800

380

360

570

570

648

TOTAL

21,400

20,100

20,700

19,600

548

529

10,562

11,347

10,378

                   

Storage 4/

                 

California 5/

31,700

31,000

30,500

30,000

425

 

13,515

12,975

 

Colorado

9,000

8,000

7,700

7,200

410

 

3,800

3,157

 

Idaho

9,300

8,600

9,100

8,400

750

 

5,076

6,825

 

Michigan

2,600

2,600

2,500

2,500

260

 

650

650

 

New York

13,000

11,700

12,300

11,000

360

 

4,224

4,428

 

Oregon

                 

Malheur

12,000

10,700

12,000

10,600

780

 

6,084

9,360

 

Other

9,100

8,800

8,800

8,800

620

 

4,620

5,456

 

   Washington

21,000

19,000

21,000

19,000

610

 

12,000

12,810

 

 Wisconsin

1,900

1,800

1,800

1,100

370

 

693

666

 

 Other States 6/

2,180

1,650

2,080

1,550

470

 

825

978

 

TOTAL

111,780

103,850

107,780

100,150

532

 

51,487

57,305

 
                   

Summer

133,180

123,950

128,480

119,750

534

 

62,049

68,652

 
                   

UNITED STATES

166,980

155,150

159,480

148,750

495

 

73,177

78,882

 
                   

Processed 7/

           

9,365

8,655

 
                   
1/ Estimates for 2007 revised.
2
/ Primarily fresh market.
3/ Includes Walla Walla and other non-storage onions.

4
/ Yield and production for 2008 will be published October 3, 2008.
5
/ Primarily dehydrated and other processing.
6
/ OH and UT.
7
/ CA only, acreage and yield are not available.
                 

VEGETABLES FOR PROCESSING

State and Utilization

Area Planted

2006
Total

2007

2008
Contract
1/

Total

Contract 1/

 

Acres

Snap Beans

       

Florida

3,000

   

1,900

Illinois

15,800

13,400

12,700

14,100

Indiana

5,600

5,300

5,300

6,700

Michigan

19,000

23,500

23,500

13,500

New York 2/

22,200

     

Oregon

18,900

19,100

19,100

17,600

Pennsylvania

10,900

10,900

9,800

10,800

Wisconsin

73,500

74,000

72,700

78,300

         

Other States 3/ 4/

42,720

67,070

65,500

47,350

         

United States

211,920

213,270

208,600

195,050

         

Canning

142,580

136,100

133,300

121,300

Freezing

69,340

77,170

75,300

73,750

         

Sweet Corn

       

Delaware 2/

4,700

     

Maryland

6,300

6,300

6,300

6,600

Minnesota

135,200

122,100

122,100

124,300

New York 2/

18,400

     

Oregon

26,100

21,900

21,900

24,100

Washington

80,200

84,500

84,500

83,800

Wisconsin

86,200

87,600

87,600

96,000

         

Other States 3/

37,300

57,700

57,700

59,600

         

United States

394,400

380,100

380,100

394,400

         

Canning

197,600

180,000

180,000

182,700

Freezing

196,800

200,100

200,100

211,700

         

Green Peas

       

Delaware

5,800

5,500

5,500

5,600

Minnesota

83,300

75,300

75,300

74,300

New York 2/

19,500

     

Oregon

17,600

18,000

18,000

20,600

Washington

34,300

38,900

38,900

41,800

Wisconsin

31,900

38,500

38,500

40,700

         

Other States 3/

19,300

37,600

37,600

40,700

         

United States

211,700

213,800

213,800

223,700

         

Canning

86,600

80,800

80,800

79,800

Freezing

125,100

133,000

133,000

143,900

         

1/ Includes acreage from major brokers.
2/ 2007 and 2008 data not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations.

3
/ 2006 CA, DE, GA, MD, MN, MO, NJ, NC, TX, and VA.
2007 CA, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, NC, TX, and VA.
2008 CA, DE, GA, MD, NJ, NY, NC, TX, and VA.

4
/ Seasonal forecasts for AR and MO not available. Estimates to be published in the    Vegetables 2008 Summary,released in January 2009.