Publications

Canaryseed

Description

Canaryseed (Phalaris canatiensis), or annual canary grass, is a major component of feed mixtures for caged and wild birds. It is native to southern Europe and the Middle East. In North America, commercial production of canaryseed started in the U.S. after World War II and was concentrated in Minnesota and North Dakota. Production of canaryseed began in western Canada in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and although production has been cyclical due to fluctuating prices, a record 505,000 acres (204,000 hectares) were grown in western Canada in the 1994-95 crop year. This total is up from the 14,000 acres (5,600 hectares) grown in 1975-76. There were approximately 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) of canaryseed grown in Alberta in 1995, down from the 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) grown in 1994.

Updated

April 1, 1998

Tags
birdseed crops canary grass canaryseed field crops oil and seed crops

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1998-04-01

Date Added

2015-12-14T17:38:41.682874

Date Modified

1998-04-01

Date Issued

1998-04-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

147/20-1

NEOS catalogue key

2306541

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca