It was January 18, 2017 when a global food ingredient company based in France announced plans to build the world’s largest facility dedicated to producing pea protein at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Fast forward four years, and Roquette’s new 200 thousand square foot pea processing plant has started accepting deliveries from farmers. In fact 163… Read More

A recent pulse agronomy webinar hosted by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) focused on an emerging chickpea issue found in southwestern Saskatchewan. The presentation was spearheaded by Dr. Michelle Hubbard, research scientist in pulse pathology, who, in conjunction with other researchers, is leading studies on the issue. The as-of-yet unnamed health issue was first observed in… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new partnership that will focus on developing new plant-based protein products and ingredients destined for markets in Western Canada and Asia. The partnership between Mera Food Group, Mera Developments, and Benson Farms will use Western Canadian commodities to develop the products — such as oats, lentils, hemp, faba… Read More

Looking back on the 2020 fungicide year — specifically in pulses — started out great for moisture; and with that moisture and humidity came the potential for a lot of disease. As a follow up to Syngenta’s recent Media Summit, Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Rob Klewchuk, technical lead for Western Canada. “We seemed to… Read More

Univar Solutions Inc. recently announced the addition of three new Novozymes BioAg inoculants to its portfolio of crop biological and fertility products: BioniQ, TagTeam BioniQ, and Optimize LV. The three new inoculants, distributed and marketed through NexusBioAg, will be available in time for 2021. The company says the inoculants have proven to increase yields and… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new partnership with the goal of opening new markets for pulse-based proteins and increasing the functionality of these ingredients. Ingredion Inc., Ingredion Plant Based Protein Specialties, located at Vanscoy, Sask.,  O.M.D. Food Products, Verdient Foods, and T Base 4 Investments have formed a consortium to focus on commercializing… Read More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has harmonized diquat maximum residue limits (MRL) with Canada for group 6c (pulse crops), according to Pulse Canada. The regulation, in effect as of today, establishes tolerance of Group 22 active ingredient diquat in peas, dry beans, and shelled beans, but excludes soybeans. The MRL is set at 0.9… Read More

 

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