Reader question

March 11, 2015 - Issue 4

A Canola Watch reader asks: “I am interested to find out how many acres of continuous canola are actually in the Peace compared to other areas.”

Leander Campbell from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provided the following four maps showing canola frequency in the Peace and in three other regions across the Prairies.

In the three maps showing results for 2009-2013, “5 year frequency” means canola was grown every year on fields marked in blue. “3 year frequency”, for example, means canola was grown three times over that five year period on fields marked in orange.

In the Manitoba map showing results for 2011-13, “3 year frequency” means canola was grown every year on fields marked in orange.

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