Find out about the growth and use of several Canadian specialty crops such as pulses (chick peas, beans, peas, lentils), buckwheat, ginseng, herbs and spices, safflower, sunflower and wild rice.
Learn about buckwheat, a broad leaf plant that grows well under a wide range of soil conditions, and the industry that produces it.
Discover pulses, the seeds of legumes used for human or livestock food. Learn about the growing areas and biological classifications of these Canadian crops.
Learn about canary seed, a major component of feed mixtures for caged and wild birds.
Learn about Canada’s dry bean industry, such as where dry beans are produced, their yield and their disposition.
Find information on the dry pea industry, which has the largest production of all special crops in Canada.
Find out about the common terms developed by researchers to accurately describe the diverse flavours in varieties of maple syrup.
Find information on the industry that produces ginseng, a slow-growing herbaceous perennial plant cultivated for its medicinal qualities.
Learn about the lentil industry in Canada. Find out what the lentil plant yields and where it grows, or link to industry statistics.
Find information on mustard seed, an annual, cool season crop that can be produced in a short growing season, commonly in rotation with small grains.
Find information on the sunflower seed industry, which produces seeds for the confectionary, baking, birdseed and animal feed industries.