Quality of western Canadian lentils 2014
This report presents the quality data for 2014 western Canadian lentils from Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program. Samples were submitted by western Canadian producers to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory for analysis.
Lentil production in 2014 was estimated to be 1.8 million tonnes, which was 15% lower than in 2013, but 38% higher than the 10-year average of 1.3 million tonnes. Decrease in production was due to a 25% reduction in yield in 2014 from 2013. Saskatchewan continues to dominate lentil production in western Canada, accounting for about 95% of production, while Alberta accounts for about 5%.
|Province||Harvested area||Production||Yield||Mean production|
|thousand hectares||thousand tonnes||kg/ha||thousand tonnes|
|Alberta Footnote 2||44||36||84||104||1930||2870||59|
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