Quality of western Canadian peas 2016 - Production

Production

Pea production for 2016 was estimated to be 4.8 million tonnes, which was up approximately 50% from 2015 and 55% higher than the 10-year average of 3.1 million tonnes (Table 1). The increase in production was the result of 14% increase in harvested area and 32% increase in yield from 2015. Saskatchewan accounted for 49.1% of Canadian pea production, while Alberta accounted for 47.5% and Manitoba accounted for 3.4

Table 1 – Production statistics for western Canadian peasFootnote1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2006-2015
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kilograms/hectare thousand tonnes
Peas
Manitoba 65 27 164 78 2500 2900 75
Saskatchewan 870 856 2346 1779 2700 2100 2132
AlbertaFootnote2 732 575 2271 1315 3100 2300 938
Western Canada 1667 1458 4782 3171 2900 2200 3144
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