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StatsCan Further Pulls Rapeseed Production Based on Satellite Data – Real Agriculture

Just a few weeks ago, Statistics Canada fixed 2021 rapeseed crops to over 14 million tonnes. According to the latest report from the department, the estimate has dropped further to 1280 million tonnes.

“Canola production is expected to decline by 34.4% in 2021 to 1280 million tonnes, which is the lowest yield in 10 years due to prairie drought (39.5% to 25.3 per acre). (Buschel), offsetting the increase in harvested area (+ 8.1% to 22.2 million acres). If this happened, this would be the lowest rapeseed production since 2010. ” I’m reading the published StatsCan report.

Canora production in Saskatchewan is expected to decline by 47.2% to 5.8 million tonnes. Alberta is expected to decline 17.1% to 4.3 million tonnes. In Manitoba, yields are expected to decline by 21.3%, averaging 32.6 bushels per acre.

This latest report is based on StatsCan’s Crop Condition Assessment Program (CCAP). This indicates that overall plant health in western Canada was much lower than normal and dropped significantly throughout August. This indicates that the yield may be lower than normal, says Stats Can.

Departure from the average rainfall (in millimeters) by state from April 1st to August 31st, 2021. (StatsCan, provided)

As of the end of August, the provincial government sector reported well above average yields. Alberta harvests more than a quarter (26%) of its major crops, far more than double last year’s harvest season (10%) and the five-year average from 2016 to 2020 (11%). I reported that it was exceeded. Saskatchewan yields were 40%, up from last year’s 28%, a five-year average (22%). Manitoba reported a harvest progress of 35%. This has increased from 13% last year to a five-year average of 28%.

StatsCan Further Pulls Rapeseed Production Based on Satellite Data – Real Agriculture

https://www.realagriculture.com/2021/09/statscan-pulls-canola-production-back-further-based-on-satellite-data/ StatsCan Further Pulls Rapeseed Production Based on Satellite Data – Real Agriculture

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