Quality of western Canadian lentils 2013
Lentil production in 2013 was estimated to be 1.7 million tonnes, which was 13% higher than in 2012 and 42% higher than the 10-year average of 1.2 million tonnes. Increase in production was due to an increase in yield, which was 20% higher than the yield for 2012. Saskatchewan continues to dominate lentil production in western Canada, accounting for 95% of production, while Alberta accounts for 5%.
|Province||Harvested area||Production||Yield||Mean production|
|thousand hectares||thousand tonnes||kg/ha||thousand tonnes|
|Alberta Footnote 2||35||33||80||66||2260||2000||45|
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