Wheat is a cereal grain crop that can be ground into flour. For many years, Saskatchewan was known as the breadbasket of the world because of so much wheat was grown and sold all over the world. Today, customers around the world still count on Canadian wheat for its superior quality.
Wheat can be ground into flour.
Canadian farmers grow mainly Canada Western Red Spring Wheat and Durum Wheat. There are several different varieties of wheat that are grown for specific uses.
Barley, Oats, Wheat, and Canary Seed are all ceareal crops that are grown in Saskatchewan.
Wheat can be grown in all soil types in Saskatchewan. Wheat is a very hardy crop that has adapted to grow well in Canada’s growing season.
This graph shows the major soil zones across the Prairies.
Winter wheat is planted in the fall, after the field has been harvested. The wheat seed sits in the ground over winter and when the spring weather is warm enough it will begin to grow. Seeding in the fall allows the farmer to not have to plant that field in the spring.
This photo shows a green, unripe wheat crop.
Spring wheat is planted in the spring with fertilizer and it may need to be sprayed for weeds, insects, and diseases. During harvest, wheat can be swathed and then combined, or straight cut combined depending on the levelness of the field.
This crop is golden coloured and ready to harvest.
This farmer is dumping the wheat seed that he has just harvested from the combine to the grain truck, to be hauled to a grain bin for storage.