Canada: Barley production estimated to be up 34.3% this year
Wheat production in Canada grew by 55.1% in 2022 compared to 2021, while canola production was up by 41.7%, according to a Statistics Canada released on August 26, based in part on satellite and agroclimatic data.
Oat production in Canada grew by 59.2% in 2022 compared to 2021, and barley production was up by 34.3%. Durum output, the wheat used to make pasta, was pegged at 6.6 million tonnes.
Statscan said higher-than-average precipitation and more moderate temperatures have resulted in better crop conditions on the Prairies than in 2021, though dry conditions continue to be a concern for much of Saskatchewan. Much of southern Ontario experienced drier-than-average conditions, while eastern Ontario and most of Quebec received higher-than-average rainfall.
Production estimates for Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta are calculated using model-based yields. Estimates for Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia are all carried forward from the July estimates of principal field crop production.
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