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Agriculture in Canada

Land use Edit

Approximately 7% of Canada’s land base is used for agriculture, amounting to 67.5 million hectares.[1]

Work force Edit

Production Edit

Production in 2012:

Product Production (tonnes) Area (ha) Yield
(kilos/ha)
Seed (tonnes) Notes
Wheat 27,205,200 9,497,200 2,864 664,000 [2]
Barley 8,012,300 2,060,000 3,889 257,000 [2]
Corn 13,060,100 1,417,900 9,210 14,900 [2]
Oats 2,811,900 984,600 2,855 88,000 [2]
Canary seed 149,700 131,600 1,137 - [2]
Rye 336,600 123,300 2,729 6,000 [2]
Triticale 35,600 13,000 2,738 - [2]
Buckwheat (2007) 2,300 2,000 1,150 200 [2]
Rapeseed 15,409,500 8,379,900 1,838 60,000 [2]
Linseed 489,000 360,000 1,358 15,000 [2]
Sunflower seed 86,900 39,700 2,188 768 [2]
Safflower seed 3,700 2,700 1,370 - [2]
Soybeans 5,086,400 1,679,000 3,029 162,000 [2]
Peas (dry) 3,340,800 1,475,000 2,264 200,000 [2]
Lentil 1,537,900 1,003,900 1,531 69,420 [2]
Beans (dry) 272,860 120,392 2,266 6,300 [2]
Chickpea 161,400 80,100 2,015 - [2]
Peas (green) 42,228 10,416 4,054 - [2]
Beans (green) 51,417 7,802 6,590 - [2]
Potato 4,590,296 148,000 31,015 203,000 [2]
Sugar beet 598,700 10,100 59,277 - [2]
Cabbages 206,574 9,694 21,309 - [2]
Carrots 399,072 8,487 47,021 17,966 [2]
Tomato 489,763 6,480 75,580 - [2]
Onions (dry) 210,555 5,156 40,836 - [2]
Pumpkins 97,187 5,104 19,041 - [2]
Lettuce 64,431 3,163 20,370 - [2]
Cucumbers 230,800 1,922 120,083 - [2]
Cauliflowers 30,599 1,613 18,970 - [2]
Mustard seed 118,600 134,700 880 2,910 [2]
Apple 269,837 15,489 17,421 - [2]
Grapes 94,541 11,308 8,360 - [2]
Peaches 25,297 2,671 9,471 - [2]
Cherry 13,775 1,490 9,245 - [2]
Pear 6,754 640 10,553 - [2]
Plums 2,033 406 5,007 - [2]
Blueberries 120,929 36,901 3,277 - [2]
Cranberries 126,963 5,764 22,026 - [2]
Raspberries 10,870 2,240 4,852 - [2]
Tobacco 34,500 15,000 2,300 - [2]
Hay (2007) 30,245,000 7,468,000 4,100 - [3]

Livestock Edit

Water use Edit

Although agriculture is not Canada’s largest user of water, it is the largest net consumer. Nationally, 44.61 billion m3 of surface water are withdrawn by major users from Canada’s rivers (1996). However agriculture (1991) withdrew only about 9% compared with thermal power (64%) and manufacturing (14%). Even though, overall, only about 10% (4.5 billion m3) of water withdrawn is actually consumed, agriculture consumes 71% of the water it diverts, making it by far the greatest consumer. About 85% of agricultural withdrawals (surface and ground water) are used for irrigation (primarily in the West) and 15% is used for watering livestock.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Threats to Water Availability in Canada, Statistics Canada
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 FAOSTAT: Production-Crops-Yields, 1961-2013, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  3. Forage Statistics

External links Edit


Agriculture by country (v)
Australia * Canada * Ireland * New Zealand * United Kingdom * United States * Spain * Chile

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