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.

Production

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%.

Production statistics for western Canadian lentils (green and red combined) Footnote 1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2004-2013
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kg/ha thousand tonnes
Manitoba - - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 1139 1016 1753 2068 1540 2040 1275
Alberta Footnote 2 44 36 84 104 1930 2870 59
Western Canada 1183 1052 1837 2173 1550 2070 1316

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada.

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Footnote 2

Includes the Peace River area of British Columbia.

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