Quality of western Canadian peas 2015

This report presents quality data for 2015 western Canadian peas 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

Pea production for 2015 was estimated to be 3.2 million tonnes, which was down approximately 16% from 2014. However, production was 2% higher than the 10-year average (Table 1). The decrease in production was the result of 7% reduction in harvested area and 8% reduction in yield from 2014. Saskatchewan accounted for 56% of Canadian pea production, while Alberta accounted for 42% and Manitoba accounted for 2%.

Table. 1 Production statistics for western Canadian peasFootnote 1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2005-2014
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kilograms/hectare thousand tonnes
Manitoba 27 26 78 60 2900 2400 73
Saskatchewan 856 1032 1779 2256 2100 2200 2195
AlbertaFootnote 2 587 530 1344 1494 2290 2819 869
Western Canada 1470 1588 3201 3810 2200 2400 3137

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada

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Footnote 2

Includes the Peace River area of British Columbia

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