Pea crop yields delight Peace region growers

David Johnston reported official pea yields of 77 bu. per acre, well above the current estimated average. | David Johnston photo

Source: Jeremy Simes, September 7, 2017 

Many crops in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to be below average this year, but some farmers in other areas are seeing yields they say are close to something special.

David Johnston, a grain farmer in Three Creeks, Alta., about 25 kilometres northeast of Peace River, is reporting pea yields of 77 bushels per acre, well above the Peace region’s current estimated dry pea average of 43 bu. per acre.

“This is almost off the charts for profitability,” Johnston said during a phone interview.

“When you’re nearly into 80 bushels, it’s a very, very nice crop.”

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