Archived - Area of fruit, berries and nuts, vegetables, sod, nursery and greenhouse products, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006) (Nova Scotia)

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Archived - Area of fruit, berries and nuts, vegetables, sod, nursery and greenhouse products, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Nova Scotia)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
N.S.          
Total number of farms 4,283 3,980 4,453 3,923 3,795
Total fruit, berries and nuts          
Area in hectares1 13,346 14,983 16,358 18,650 18,974
Farm reporting 1,066 1,095 1,162 1,085 1,206
Percentage of total farms 24.9 27.5 26.1 27.7 31.8
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 13 14 14 17 16
Total vegetables (excluding greenhouse vegetables)          
Area in hectares1 3,608 3,829 3,647 3,546 2,684
Farm reporting 456 416 493 404 367
Percentage of total farms 10.6 10.5 11.1 10.3 9.7
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 8 9 7 9 7
Sod          
Area in hectares1 936 1,359 1,199 981 981
Farm reporting 28 30 26 16 16
Percentage of total farms 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.4
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 33 45 46 61 61
Total nursery products          
Area in hectares1 172 218 225 405 275
Farm reporting 62 82 130 134 60
Percentage of total farms 1.4 2.1 2.9 3.4 1.6
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 3 3 2 3 5
Total greenhouse products          
Area in square metres2 206,631 224,380 269,507 278,715 307,300
Farm reporting 161 174 249 207 178
Percentage of total farms 3.8 4.4 5.6 5.3 4.7
Average area in square metres per farm reporting 1,283 1,290 1,082 1,346 1,726