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.
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%.
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