Annual Greenhouse, Sod and Nursery Survey

Detailed information for 1999





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The purpose of this survey is to collect information on the production and value of greenhouse products, nursery stocks and sod produced in Canada.


This survey collects data on greenhouse, sod and nursery operations in Canada. The data are used by federal and provincial agriculture departments and producer associations to perform market trend analysis and to study domestic production with particular interest on imports. This survey also contributes to the Agricultural receipts program of Statistics Canada.

Reference period: January to December of previous year

Collection period: February to March


  • Agriculture and food (formerly Agriculture)
  • Crops and horticulture

Data sources and methodology

Target population

Includes all commercial greenhouse operations as identified every five years through the most recently completed Census of Agriculture.

Specific exclusions from the survey frame are conservatories maintained for non-commercial purposes, institutional farms, farms on Indian reservations, Hutterite colonies as well as operations from the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Cultivated area under glass or plastic that is intended for the production of plants to be set out on the owners' farm is also excluded. The intention is to collect information from farms that produce greenhouse products. For that reason, those establishments that derive their revenues primarily from either the retailing or wholesaling of greenhouse products are excluded from the universe.


This is a sample survey.

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