Manitoba Wheat And Soybean Acres Up, Oats And Corn Down

Manitoba Agricultural Service Corporation 2009 Seeded Acres Manitoba Source: Manitoba Agricultural Service Corporation * Based on processing 97 per cent of farmers’ seeded acreage reports. Final figures might be slightly different.

Crop

RSW

Barley

Oats

Canola

Soybeans

Corn

White Pea Beans

Pintos

Kidney Beans

2009

2,217,000 508,000 407,000 2,850,000 386,000 143,000 35,000 59,000 11,000

2008

2,091,000

633,000

711,000

2,892,000

298,000

200,000

57,000

43,000

14,000

% Change + 6 -20 -43 -1

+ 30 -29 -39 + 37 -21

Manitoba farmers planted a little more wheat this spring than last and about the same amount of canola, according to the insurance division of the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC).

With 97 per cent of farmers’ seeded acreage reports entered in the database, MASC says farmers planted 2.2 million acres of wheat this year, up six per cent from 2008.

Canola plantings of 2.86 million acres are down one per cent from last year.

In percentage terms, pinto bean and oats saw the biggest increase and decline in acres, respectively. Pinto acres jumped 37 per cent to 59,000, up from 43,000 in 2008.

Oat plantings fell 43 per cent to 407,000 acres, from 711,000 last year.

Soybean acres went up 37 per cent to 386,000 from 298,000 last year.

Farmers planted less corn – 143,000 acres – down 29 per cent from 2008.

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