Canada Western Red Spring wheat 2014 quality data by crop region

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba crop regions 1 to 10. Details of regions follow.

Ten crop regions in Western Canada were designated for Canada Western Red Spring based on similarity of environmental characteristics within each region. Consideration was given to directional movement, political boundaries and production (seeded area) in choosing these regions. In addition, areas with a low level of production were grouped with larger production areas to ensure sufficient sample volume for analysis.

Data released in phases

Data fields will remain empty until a representative number of samples have been collected to validate the information.

The Canada Western Red Spring wheat quality data will be released in 3 phases:

  • Protein content only by crop region and grade, based on individual samples received. Data will be updated weekly.
  • Key quality parameters by crop region and grade, based on regional composites, when sufficient representative samples from each crop region have been received and composites have been made for analysis.
  • Comprehensive quality analysis by grade with protein segregation, where applicable, based on final composites. A comparison to 2013 data will be available.

Protein content

Note: Protein content is determined by near infrared measurements calibrated against the Combustion Nitrogen Analysis reference method and is expressed on an N x 5.7, 13.5% moisture basis.

Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within the past two weeks.

NS indicates insufficient number of samples to generate a representative value.

Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Red Spring - Protein content of harvest samples by crop region as of December 9, 2014
Crop regionsFootnote 1 Samples Mean Standard deviation
1 19 NS NS
2 39 NS NS
3 2 NS NS
4 13 NS NS
5 21 NS NS
6 87 12.8 1.08
7 56 13.1 1.03
8 71 13.5 1.33
9 139 13.4 1.01
10 310 13.2 1.27
Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Red Spring - Protein content of harvest samples by crop region as of December 9, 2014
Crop regionsFootnote 1 Samples Mean Standard deviation
1 143 13.3 0.83
2 85 13.6 0.75
3 36 NS NS
4 102 13.2 0.97
5 175 13.1 1.13
6 282 13.0 1.10
7 172 13.1 1.04
8 291 13.3 1.27
9 303 13.6 1.13
10 99 13.7 1.31
Wheat, No. 3 Canada Western Red Spring - Protein content of harvest samples by crop region as of December 9, 2014
Crop regionsFootnote 1 Samples Mean Standard deviation
1 139 13.5 0.88
2 65 13.4 0.94
3 64 13.4 1.05
4 97 13.1 1.17
5 121 13.2 1.26
6 209 13.2 1.01
7 128 13.2 1.08
8 244 13.5 1.27
9 248 13.5 1.15
10 39 NS NS

Protein content - 10 year average (2004-2013)

10 year average protein content in No. 1 and No. 2 Canada Western Red Spring wheat from different crop regions (2004-2013)

10 year average protein of No. 1 and 2 CWRS-Details in tables below
10 year average protein content, text version
Number 1 Canada Western Red Spring wheat from different crop regions
Region 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1 13.72 13.71 14.15 14.36 14.23 13.28 13.33 13.63 14.24 13.6
2 13.68 14.09 13.88 14.21 13.93 13.86 13.89 14.18 14.16 13.3
3 14.55 13.87 13.59 14.2 13.89 13.68 13.36 13.21 14.17 13.2
4 12.1 12.97 13.31 14.36 13.56 12.81 13.44 13.13 13.68 12.7
5 13.01 12.84 13.17 13.99 13.22 12.45 13.03 12.6 13.23 12.3
6 13.44 13.41 13.22 13.9 13.68 12.82 13.52 13.2 13.87 12.7
7 13.89 13.17 13.02 13.25 13.34 12.22 12.67 12.76 13.64 12.7
8 13.42 13.62 12.89 13.89 12.94 13.49 12.9 12.46 13.12 12.6
9 14.92 13.94 13.68 14.21 13.62 13.73 13.23 12.93 14.12 13.2
10 15.06 13.4 12.87 12.76 12.29 13.61 13.21 12.4 13.17 12.4

Number 2 Canada Western Red Spring wheat from different crop regions
Region 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1 13.69 14.11 14.38 14.74 13.99 13.21 13.68 14.13 14.47 13.4
2 14.04 13.95 13.92 14.52 14.12 14.22 13.76 14.15 14.28 13.6
3 13.87 14.2 13.52 14.3 14.03 13.65 13.34 13.91 14.13 13.2
4 12.21 13.08 13.25 14.71 13.45 12.26 13.55 13.38 14.6 12.9
5 12.53 12.6 13.21 14.37 13.07 12.51 13.1 12.82 13.82 12.5
6 12.91 13.24 13.47 14.21 13.49 12.89 13.66 13.24 14.13 12.7
7 13.27 12.91 13.3 13.44 13.07 11.91 13.04 12.96 14.14 12.4
8 13.76 13.19 13.27 13.41 13.03 14.19 13.07 12.53 13.81 12.4
9 14.41 13.23 13.63 13.86 13.22 13.84 13.19 13.07 14.2 12.9
10 14.75 12.85 12.4 12.03 11.86 12.51 13.11 12.16 13.2 12.7
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