Wheat Farming Locations in Canada
Wheat farming takes place in the praire provinces ( Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan ). Fields have up to 1.96 million square kilometres of land. Rainfall in these field locations are very minimal. It gets up to 250mm-500mm of rain per year. To go into even more detail Saskatchewan grows more wheat than Manitoba and Alberta. Saskatchewan grows close to half of Canadian wheat.
Who is involved in Wheat Farming ?
The general public can get involved in wheat farming. They can learn through trained farmers and start working if the company is looking for more employees. Licenced prairie farmers are a part of wheat farming. Farmers who are registered with the Canadian wheat board act are allowed for grow wheat on their land.
The total wheat produce per year is decreasing currently. The total average wheat yield declined 3.3 bushels per acre from a year earlier to 42.8 bushels per acre in 2014.
In Saskatchewan wheat produce declined to 40.5 bushels per acre in 2014 to 37.2 bushels per acre in 2015.
In Alberta wheat produce is also declining. It fell to 5.5 bushels per acre in 2015, compared to 46.2 bushels per acre in 2014.
What time of year does wheat farming take place?
Wheat farming usually starts in May after the snow has melted away. During this time fields are ploughed by big tractors. Also during this time seeds are planted in the ground. By the end of August and early September the crop has turned golden yellow and has now ripened. Harvesters are now able to cut the wheat and bring it the grain elevator.