Stats Canada Sees Potential for Record Canola Acreage

April 24, 2012 02:45 AM
 

Early intentions for Canadian planting in 2012 show increases in spring wheat and durum wheat compared with 2011, and a possible record acreage of canola, says Statistics Canada. Indications are also that soybean acreage could reach a record high nationally.

In the East, farmers anticipate seeding a record area of corn for grain. Farmers may modify their plans prior to planting time as a result of economic and environmental conditions. Some farmers indicated that they were still undecided about their final strategies for 2012.

March intentions of principal field crop areas
  2010 (final) 2011 (final) March 2012 (intentions) 2010 to 2011 2011 to March 2012
  thousands of acres % change
Total wheat1 21,065 21,464 24,324 1.9 13.3
Spring wheat 16,475 15,760 17,178 -4.3 9.0
Durum wheat 3,150 4,015 5,100 27.5 27.0
Winter wheat2 1,439 1,689 2,047 17.3 21.2
Canola 17,608 18,862 20,372 7.1 8.0
Barley 6,911 6,472 7,968 -6.3 23.1
Summerfallow 10,760 12,410 3,970 15.3 -68.0
Soybeans 3,665 3,830 3,969 4.5 3.6
Corn for grain 3,000 3,009 3,562 0.3 18.4
Oats 3,013 3,109 3,393 3.2 9.1
Dry field peas 3,625 2,328 3,310 -35.8 42.2
Lentils 3,480 2,570 2,460 -26.1 -4.3
Flaxseed 925 695 1,040 -24.9 49.6

 


Juli says: Traders expected canola acreage between 19.4 million to 23 million acres; All wheat acres between 23.2 million and 27.2 million acres; Barley acres between 7.5 million and 8.8 million acres.

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