How many pounds of potatoes do you plant per acre?

2 oz. seed pieces 12″ apart with 40″ row spacing, requires approximately 1600 lbs. (or 1000 lbs. fingerlings) per acre.

What is the planting distance for potatoes?

The traditional planting method is to dig a narrow trench 12cm (5in) deep. Space the tubers 30cm (1ft) apart for earlies and 37cm (15in) for maincrops, in rows 60cm (2ft) apart for earlies and 75cm (30in) apart for maincrops.

How many potatoes do you get per hectare?

Depending on climate region and grower type, plant densities vary from 25 000 tubers/ha to 70 000 tubers/ha, with a national average of around 160 bags of seed per hectare.

How many seed potatoes can I plant per acre?

If you are a new grower, you may want to expect between 5 and 10 lbs for every pound you plant (1/2 to 1 pound per foot of row, or 10,000 to 20,000 lbs/acre). Potatoes can yield much higher than the numbers above, but we advise being cautious about your expectations.

How do you calculate potato yield?

Since 1 ha = 10,000 square meters, divide 10,000/0.785 = 12,738.85. If you have 3 tubers per pot, that would be 12,738.85 x 3 = 38,216 tubers per ha. If the tubers in 1 pot weigh 10 kg, then the yield per ha is 127,388.5 kg per ha or 127.4 Megagrams per ha.

What is a good yield for potatoes?

Yield in Pounds Under good, weed-free growing conditions, you can expect to get about 50 pounds of potatoes per every 2 pounds of potato seed planted. So, a 10-foot row of potatoes can vary in yield from 15 to 60 pounds, depending on care, weather conditions and whether disease is present.

How much water do potatoes need?

between 1-2 inches
Generally, potatoes need between 1-2 inches of water per week; this could be provided by rain events or you to make up the difference. Water needs for your crop throughout its life goes a little something like this…

How much do farmers get for potatoes?

How much does a Potato Farmer make? The average Potato Farmer in the US makes $44,483. The average bonus for a Potato Farmer is $773 which represents 2% of their salary, with 100% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year.

How many bags of fertilizer do you need per acre of potatoes?

The current fertilizer recommendation for potato production is four 50 kg bags of DAP per acre which is equivalent to 500 kg ha-1 (KARI, 2008; Muthoni, 2016).

What is the highest yielding potato?

Potato Harvest Size based on variety. Red Pontiac came in first with around 1.5 pounds of potato per plant. Kennebec came in second with 1.4 pounds of potato per plant. Russet potatoes produced just over 1 pound of potatoes per plant.

Do potatoes like full sun?

Potatoes always do best in full sun. They are aggressively rooting plants, and we find that they will produce the best crop when planted in a light, loose, well-drained soil. Potatoes prefer a slightly acid soil with a PH of 5.0 to 7.0.

How big of potato tuber do you need to plant whole?

Most potato seed tubers have a diameter of 45-60 mm. These tubers may need to be cut into smaller pieces (often called “sets”). Tubers that have a diameter of 28-35 mm normally do not require cutting and can be planted whole. Cutting the seed potatoes into smaller pieces is a controversial method.

How many tons of potatoes are planted per hectare?

Keep in mind that 1 ton = 1000 kg = 2.200 lbs. and 1 hectare = 2,47 acres = 10.000 m2. For tuber sizes 28-35 mm, the recommended potato seeding rate is 1,5 to 1,8 tons per hectare. The potato seeds are planted through automated potato planting machines that are attached to tractors.

What should the spacing be for a potato plant?

The recommended spacing within the row is 10-15 inches (25-38cm), while distance between rows ranges from 28 to 36 inches (70-90cm). Under this scheme, we will have a plant population ranging from 25.000 to 60.000 plants per hectare. The recommended plant populations are generally higher for late-emerged seed.

How are potatoes planted in a potato field?

The potato seeds are planted through automated potato planting machines that are attached to tractors. These machines have multifunction capabilities. They plow the field and they plant the seeds in the recommended depth, leaving the proper space between potato seeds within the row and the proper space between rows.