Solid Jump in Pea Output

PANAMA - Dec 6/19 - SNS -- Canadian field pea production is up sharply over last year, reflecting increased plantings and a modest decline in average yields per seeded acre.

Statistics Canada pegged the crop at 4.236 million metric tons (MT) from 4.333 million acres, compared to 3.58 million MT from 3.615 million acres in 2018.

This summer's carry over from the previous crop was down from last year, for an available of 4.692 million MT, up from 4.287 million last year but below the record 5.05 million on hand for the 2016-17 marketing year.