Quality of western Canadian canola 2013

This report presents quality data and information based on the Canadian Grain Commission's 2013 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 shows traditional growing areas for canola in western Canada with 2011 and 2012 production data.

Maps

Map of prairie provinces showing the 2011 production for canola per crop district. (Source: Statistics Canada)
Map of prairie provinces showing the 2011 production for canola per crop district. Details in table below.
Prairie provinces 2011 production for canola per crop district (obtained from Statistics Canada)
Tonnes of Canola AB crop districts SK crop districts MB crop districts
< 10,000 NA 4A 10
10,000-100,000 NA 1A, 1B, 2A, 3BN, 4B 9, 11, 12
101,000-200,000 NA 3AN, 3AS, 3BS 2, 3, 4, 6
201,000-300,000 1 2B 5, 7
301,000-400,000 NA 7A NA
401,000-500,000 3 5A, 6B, 7B 8
501,000-600,000 4A, 6 9A, 9B NA
601,000-700,000 5 8A NA
> 701,000 2, 4B, 7 5B, 6A, 8B NA
Map of prairie provinces showing the 2012 production for canola per crop district. (Source: Statistics Canada)
Map of prairie provinces showing the 2012 production for canola per crop district. Details in table below.
Prairie provinces 2012 production for canola per crop district (obtained from Statistics Canada)
Tonnes of Canola AB crop districts SK crop districts MB crop districts
< 10,000 NA NA 10
10,000-100,000 NA 3BS, 4A, 4B 5, 11, 12
101,000-200,000 NA 2A, 3AN, 3AS, 3BN 4, 6, 9
201,000-300,000 1 1B, 7A 2, 7
301,000-400,000 3 1A, 2B, 6B, 7B, 8A 1, 3 ,8
401,000-500,000 4A 5A, 8B, 9B NA
501,000-600,000 6 5B, 9A NA
601,000-700,000 5 6A NA
> 701,000 2, 4B, 7 NA NA

Acknowledgments

The Grain Research Laboratory acknowledges the cooperation of canola producers, grain handling offices, and oilseed crushing plants in western Canada for supplying samples of newly harvested canola. The assistance of Canadian Grain Commission inspectors in grading producer survey samples is also acknowledged. The technical assistance of the Oilseeds staff, Grain Research Laboratory is recognized. Seed images on the cover are courtesy of Grain Biology, Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission.

Contact

Véronique J. Barthet
Oilseeds Program Manager, Grain Research Laboratory
1404-303 Main Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3G8
Telephone: 204-984-5174 or
Toll-free 1-800-853-6705
Fax: 204-983-0724
Email: veronique.barthet@grainscanada.gc.ca