Quality of western Canadian lentils 2016 - Production

Production

Lentil production in 2016 was estimated to be 3.2 million tonnes, which was 28% higher than in 2015, and more than two times higher than the 10-year average of 1.5 million tonnes (Table 1). Increase in production was due to a 43% increase in harvested area in 2016 from 2015. Saskatchewan continues to dominate lentil production in western Canada, accounting for about 84% of production, while Alberta accounts for about 16%.

Table 1. Production statistics for western Canadian lentils (green and red combined)Footnote1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2006-2015
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kilograms/hectare thousand tonnes
Manitoba - - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 2096 1516 2742 2364 1310 1560 1480
AlbertaFootnote2 227 115 506 176 2230 1540 92
Western Canada 2323 1630 3248 2540 1400 1560 1545
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