Table 5.8

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Tillage practices in Canada, by ecozone, 1991 and 2011
Table Summary
This table displays tillage practices in Canada by ecozone for 1991 and 2011. The row headers provide information by Canada and ecozone. The column headers provide information on 1991 and 2011. Each of these two categories is broken down into total area seeded and total area prepared for seeding, in hectares. Total area seeded is broken down into conventional tillage, conservation tillage and no-till, in percent.
  1991 2011
Total area seeded Total area prepared for seeding Total area seeded Total area prepared for seeding
Conventional tillage Conservation tillage No-till Conventional tillage Conservation tillage No-till
  percent hectares percent hectares
Canada 69 24 7 29,028,766 19 25 56 29,580,090
Taiga Plains 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boreral Shield 83 14 3 191,241 59 30 11 236,657
Atlantic Maritime 90 8 2 285,007 61 26 13 332,303
Mixed Wood Plains 80 17 3 3,096,730 39 31 30 3,658,129
Boreal Plains 80 18 1 5,102,600 20 31 49 4,731,481
Prairies 64 28 8 19,777,086 14 22 64 19,581,496
Pacific Maritime 86 5 8 28,331 71 16 14 27,089
Montane Cordillera 85 14 1 60,803 50 17 33 51,044
Note(s):
Any differences between the results by ecozone and national totals are due to data suppression to protect confidentiality. See Statistics Canada, 2008, Census of Agriculture: Environmental Geography Aggregations of Census Farm Units (survey number 8012) for further details.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 004-0010 (accessed February 3, 2014). Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Statistics Canada, special tabulation, Census of Agriculture, Census Geographic Component Base 2011 and Census of Agriculture Regular Base 1991.
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