Quality of western Canadian canola 2011

Introduction

This report presents quality data and information based on the Canadian Grain Commission 2011 harvest survey of western Canadian canola. Quality parameters included are oil, protein, chlorophyll, glucosinolates, free fatty acids and the fatty acid composition of harvest samples. Quality data are from analyses of canola samples submitted to the Canadian Grain Commission throughout the harvest period by producers, grain companies and oilseed crushing companies. The map (Figure 1) shows traditional growing areas for canola in western Canada with the 2010 production data.

Western Canada 2010 production (obtained from Statistics Canada) for canola per crop district
Tonnes of Canola Alberta crop districts Saskatchewan crop districts Manitoba crop districts
< 100,000 NA 3AN, 3BS, 3BN, 4A, 4B 6, 9, 10, 11, 12
101,000-200,000 1 2A, 3AS, 7A 4, 6
201,000-300,000 NA 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B 1, 2, 7
301,000-400,000 3 2B, 5B, 6B, 7B 3
401,000-600,000 4A, 5, 6 5A, 6A, 9A, 9B 8
> 600,000 2, 4B, 7 NA NA
Map of western Canada showing the 2010 production for canola per crop district. Details in table above.
Figure 1 – Map of western Canada showing the 2010 production for canola per crop district. Source: Statistics Canada