Quality of western Canadian lentils 2015

This report presents the quality data for 2015 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 2015 was estimated to be 2.4 million tonnes, which was 19% higher than in 2014, and 67% higher than the 10-year average of 1.4 million tonnes (Table 1). Increase in production was due to a 30% increase in harvested area in 2015 from 2014. Saskatchewan continues to dominate lentil production in western Canada, accounting for about 94% of production, while Alberta accounts for about 6%.

Table 1. Production statistics for western Canadian lentils (green and red combined)Footnote1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2005-2014
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kilograms/hectare thousand tonnes
Manitoba - - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 1489 1174 2235 1903 1500 1620 1370
AlbertaFootnote2 100 44 138 84 1390 1930 69
Western Canada 1589 1218 2373 1987 1490 1630 1419

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada

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Footnote 2

Includes the Peace River area of British Columbia

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