Idaho's 2001 potato crop is listed as 61 percent "good," 28 percent "fair," 6 percent "poor," and 1 percent "very poor," by the Idaho Ag Statistical Services July 30.
Although 91 percent of the crop had closed middles by July 30, some fields have been found with heat-stressed potatoes.
Some areas of potato production reportedly dropped sets when very high temperatures hit during a critical growing period.
Soil moisture in the state was declared 29 percent very short, 40 percent short and 31 percent adequate. However, most of Idaho's crop is under sprinkler irrigation.