Top Crop Manager

Record soybean, canola acres seeded in Canada

July 4, 2017
By Top Crop Manager

Canadian producers reported seeding record areas of canola and soybeans, with canola reaching at a record high 22.8 million acres of canola in 2017 (up 12.1 per cent in 2016), while the total area seeded to soybeans rose to 7.3 million acres in 2017, up 33.2 per cent from 2016. 

The overall increase in canola seeded area was the result of record highs in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The canola seeded area also exceeded wheat (all varieties combined) for the first time ever.

Seeded acreage of corn for grain and oats also increased. Meanwhile, the areas seeded to all wheat, lentils and barley declined from 2016.

You can read more about the total seeded acres in Canada here.



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