Stats Canada: Record Canola Acreage

June 27, 2012 02:38 AM
 

Statistics Canada says as of June 7, Prairie farmers had either planted, or intended to plant, a record area of canola and larger areas of wheat, dry field peas and barley. Farmers in Manitoba and Ontario reported seeding record areas of corn and soybeans.

"Overall, the area seeded to field crops in 2012 returned to levels seen prior to the 2011 floods in parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Farmers in these two provinces reported significantly fewer summerfallow acres," states the report.

At the time of the survey, farmers reported that seeding had not been completed. Seeding in some regions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan was delayed by rain and lingering wet conditions from 2011. As a result, estimates of seeded areas may change later in the crop year.

Record canola area of 21 million acres represents the sixth consecutive annual record for canola area.

Link to full report.

Preliminary estimates of principal field crop areas
  2010 2011 June 2012p 2010 to 2011 2011 to June 2012
  thousands of acres % change
Total wheat1 21,065 21,464 23,812 1.9 10.9
Spring wheat 16,475 15,760 17,035 -4.3 8.1
Durum wheat 3,150 4,015 4,710 27.5 17.3
Winter wheat2 1,439 1,689 2,067 17.3 22.4
Canola 17,608 18,862 21,273 7.1 12.8
Barley 6,911 6,472 7,365 -6.3 13.8
Soybeans 3,665 3,830 4,316 4.5 12.7
Summerfallow 10,760 12,410 3,855 15.3 -68.9
Corn for grain 3,000 3,009 3,638 0.3 20.9
Dry field peas 3,625 2,328 3,495 -35.8 50.1
Oats 3,013 3,109 3,074 3.2 -1.1
Lentils 3,480 2,570 2,610 -26.1 1.6
Flaxseed 925 695 1,070 -24.9 54.0

 


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