Snap beans: Contracted production of snap beans is forecast at 672,370 tons, up slightly from last year. Contracted harvested area is down slightly but yield is up 0.05 tons per acre from last year. In Indiana, planting conditions were ideal due to higher than average temperatures and dry weather during the spring season. In Minnesota, planting was completed ahead of schedule due to warm and dry conditions during the spring season. In Pennsylvania, no major pest or disease problems were reported.
Sweet corn: Contracted sweet corn production is forecast at 2.70 million tons, up 3 percent from last year. An increase of 4 percent in contracted harvested area is expected to more than offset a decline in yield of 0.07 ton per acre from 2011. In Minnesota, planting was completed on schedule due to a mild winter and early spring conditions.
Green peas: Contracted production is forecast at 350,490 tons, up 19 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 179,500 acres, is up 13 percent from 2011. The expected yield, at 1.95 tons per acre, is 0.10 tons more than a year ago. Area contracted for planting, at 186,800 acres, is up 15 percent from 2011. Area contracted for canning, at 78,800 acres, is up 15 percent from last year. Area contracted for freezing, at 108,000 acres, is up 15 percent from 2011. In Minnesota, planting was completed ahead of schedule due to a mild winter and warm, dry conditions in April.
Tomatoes: Contracted tomato production is forecast at 13.5 million tons, up 9 percent from last year. Contracted harvested area is up 4 percent and yield is up 2.47 tons per acre from last year. In Michigan, planting was complete by late June and by mid-July the crop had started bearing fruit.