Quiet Week In Field Peas

PANAMA - May 22/20 - SNS -- Field pea markets were relatively quiet during the past week, with product available from growers remaining in line with the immediate needs of processors and exporters.

Seeding of the Canadian crop made excellent progress during the past week, with an estimated 80% of the intended area now planted, compared to 93% by the same time May last year.

Plantings in Saskatchewan were 82% complete as of May 18, compared to 94% at the same time last year and the recent five year average of 85%. Farmers in Alberta report just over 77% of the crop is in the ground, compared to 92.2% at the same time last year.