Canadian Producers Plan to Increase Spring Wheat Acres

April 24, 2013 04:00 AM
 

 

 

Statistics Canada says planting intentions for 2013 signals Canadian producers plan to increase spring wheat and durum wheat acres from last year and decrease canola acres. The survey also signals corn and soybean areas could reach new records nationally.

First indications are that Canadian farmers plan to seed 19.1 million acres of canola, down 11.1% from 2012 -- the first decrease in canola area at the national level since 2006. Meanwhile, spring wheat area is projected to rise 14.4% to 19.4 million acres in 2013 and durum wheat acreage is expected to increase for a third consecutive year to 5.1 million acres in 2013.

March intentions of principal field crop areas
  2011 (final) 2012 (final) March 2013 (intentions) 2011 to 2012 2012 to March 2013
  thousands of acres % change
Total wheat1 21,483 23,706 26,618 10.3 12.3
Spring wheat 15,734 16,939 19,375 7.7 14.4
Durum wheat 4,011 4,680 5,105 16.7 9.1
Winter wheat2 1,739 2,088 2,138 20.1 2.4
Canola 18,990 21,531 19,133 13.4 -11.1
Barley 6,589 7,405 7,240 12.4 -2.2
Soybeans 3,582 4,153 4,294 7.8 3.4
Corn for grain 3,192 3,544 3,813 11.0 7.6
Summerfallow 11,763 4,485 3,522 -61.9 -21.5
Dry field peas 2,437 3,340 3,430 37.1 2.7
Oats 3,244 2,854 3,379 -12.0 18.4
Lentils 2,558 2,515 2,063 -1.7 -18.0
Flaxseed 740 980 1,240 32.5 26.5

 


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