Monday, April 27th, 2009
Canadian dry bean planted area is widely expected to be lower in 2009, although just how much lower still remains largely uncertain, says a story from Syngenta Farm.
The April 24th 2009 Statistics Canada planting intentions report provided direction on intended dry bean acres. It had Manitoba acres down 36.3% but said nothing about Ontario.
Indications are that 2008 soured growers on planting both white pea beans and coloured bean market classes.
To read the Syngenta story click here
[Editor’s note: The lack of a ‘board price’ throughout the post harvest period to allow growers to fix cash flow, and then the lack of, and/or sporadic solidly competitive prices into the new calendar year when growers were planning future cropping decisions virtually assures lower acres for the 2009 season. Ostensibly the market is signally it has sufficient beans of all classes but the question remains will acres planted for 2009 yield sufficiently to keep pipelines full?]