First found in Canada in southern Alberta in the 1990s, the pea leaf weevil is continuing to expand its territory to the east. The invasive pest whose larvae feed on the rhizobia in nitrogen-fixing root nodules has since spread across most of the pea-growing areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It was first detected in Manitoba,… Read More

Fungicides are integral for preventing disease in many pulse crops, however, just like how weeds have become resistant to certain herbicides, diseases can become resistant to commonly-used fungicide chemistries. The majority of pulse fungicides on the market in Western Canada contain a Group 11 — the category of fungicide most likely to be overcome by… Read More

If you’re a pea grower, you’ve seen it: the notching that almost looks like someone took a hole puncher to your plants as they unfold. That feeding is characteristic to the pea leaf weevil. As Lyle Jensen with AgroPlus Inc explains in this Pulse School episode, you’ll see the pea leaf weevil during the day,… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced a series of grading changes that will come into effect this upcoming crop year. The CGC says the changes come after consultations with stakeholders through the Western Standards Committee and Eastern Standards Committee. The grading changes include the following revisions and considerations: Mildew standards for eastern and western… Read More

Drought continues to cause concern when it comes to herbicide carryover in western Canada. On October 19, Corteva Agriscience released its list of products that are considered high risk for carryover, if certain amounts of precipitation have not fallen across the Prairies. A combination of very hot, dry conditions have lead to increased evapotranspiration, which… Read More

 

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