Canada at a Glance, Environment edition
Agriculture

Table 18
Agriculture land use
Table summary
This table displays the results of Agriculture land use. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), 2011, 2016 and 2011 to 2016, calculated using thousands of acres and % change units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2011 2016 2011 to 2016
thousands of acres % change
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area) 87,352.4 93,382.6 6.9
Summerfallow land 5,152.6 2,209.1 -57.1
Tame or seeded pasture 13,671.5 12,556.2 -8.2
Natural land for pasture 36,332.7 35,240.5 -3.0
Woodlands and wetlands 12,101.7 11,417.5 -5.7
Christmas tree area 70.0 58.8 -16.0
All other land 5,474.9 3,858.4 -29.5

Chart 24 Farm irrigation, by province, 2016

Data table for Chart 24
Chart 24 Farm irrigation, by province, 2016Chart 24 Note 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Chart 24 Farm irrigation. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), % of farms that irrigate their lands (appearing as column headers).
% of farms that irrigate their lands
Canada 8.6
N.L. 8.6
P.E.I. 4.6
N.S. 7.1
N.B. 4.4
Que. 5.4
Ont. 5.0
Man. 1.9
Sask. 2.2
Alta. 8.6
B.C. 42.9
Table 19
Volume of water used for irrigation by farms, by type of crop
Table summary
This table displays the results of Volume of water used for irrigation by farms. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), 2010, 2012 and 2014, calculated using millions of cubic metres units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2010 2012 2014
millions of cubic metres
All crops 838.2 1 692.4 1 679.0
Field crops 438.7 1 038.7 918.2
Fruit 49.8 42.6 55.4
Vegetables 28.3 32.1 28.0Note E: Use with caution
Forage crops 321.3 579.0 677.5

Chart 25 Farms with renewable energy-producing systems, by type of system, 2016

Data table for Chart 25
Farms with renewable energy producing systems, by type of system, 2016Data table Note 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Farms with renewable energy producing systems. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), number of farms (appearing as column headers).
  number of farms
Solar panels 8,658
Wind turbines 1,597
Anaerobic biodigester 63
Biodiesel production systems 16
Hydroelectric power generator 60
Other 518

Chart 26 Farms with renewable energy-producing systems, by province, 2016

Data table for Chart 26
Farms with renewable energy producing systems, by province, 2016Data table Note 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Farms with renewable energy-producing systems % of farms (appearing as column headers).
% of farms
Canada 5.3
N.L. 1.7
P.E.I. 5.8
N.S. 4.3
N.B. 1.7
Que. 1.8
Ont. 10.4
Man. 3.5
Sask. 3.1
Alta. 4.7
B.C. 4.1
Table 20
Farms that engage in water and energy conservation practices, by type of practice
Table summary
This table displays the results of Farms that engage in water and energy conservation practices 2010, 2014 and 2010 to 2014, calculated using number of farms and % change units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2010 2014 2010 to 2014
number of farms % change
Using wind breaks 1,675 1,150 -31.3
Leaving stubble on fields 2,455 2,650 7.9
Watering at night or in the morning 3,695 3,320 -10.1
Reducing water pressure 2,490 3,020 21.3
Using water-or energy-saving nozzles 2,685 3,285 22.3
Incorporating compost or other organic matter into soil Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 3,275 Note ...: not applicable
Using other methods or devices 870 985 13.2
 
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