If you’ve grown peas, lentils, or any other pulse crop for a while, there may be background levels of rhizobia in your fields. However, it’s still important to use a “fresh” inoculant when you seed. “Inoculants are the rhizobial products that provide the right species of rhizobia for the right crop,” says Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy… Read More

Decisions, decisions. There are many early season considerations that will factor into where to put your next crop of peas, lentils, chickpeas, or faba beans. Seed quality, environmental conditions, whether or not to treat seed, and pest concerns are just some that make the list. One of the great things about pulse crops is that… Read More

ETG Commodities is expanding into Manitoba’s edible bean market with the acquisition of Globeways Canada’s bean processing facility in Plum Coulee. The deal, announced March 15, comes after Globeways Canada, and its subsidiaries Canpulse Food Ltd. at Kindersley, Saskatchewan and Global Grain Canada Ltd. at Plum Coulee, entered into receivership in November 2020. “The Plum Coulee… Read More

Lovingly Made Ingredients — the ingredient manufacturing division of European market leader, the Meatless Farm Company —  is beginning production at their new 33,000 square foot Calgary-based facility. Using innovative ingredients, equipment, and processes, the company says they are positioned to help meet the increasing consumer demand and need to sustainably feed a growing population…. Read More

Inoculants are produced each year, and a fresh batch will start rolling off the production line just before spring arrives. An inoculant product is different from other crop inputs, and there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to storing your pea, lentil, chickpea, or faba bean inoculant products. In this episode of the Pulse… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing an investment into a project that will lead to the development of new, high-protein pulse-based ingredients for the non-dairy beverage market. GrainFrac Inc., TomTene Seed Farm, and Ripple Foods PBC, are partnering to develop and utilize specialized dry processing technology patented by GrainFrac. This technology will process pulses chosen… Read More

Pulse Canada’s president, Greg Cherewyk, will step up as leader of Pulse Canada, April 1, 2021. Long-time CEO Gord Bacon has announced his retirement from the role after 25 years with the organization. “Greg Cherewyk is a respected leader, is well known to Canadian pulse growers, traders and processors. He will, without a doubt, continue… Read More

Since 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) decided to dedicate a day to celebrate all things pulses: World Pulses Day! The goal of the day — which falls annually on February 10 — is to increase awareness of the global food and its role in sustainable food production. The theme for World Pulses Day… Read More

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

 

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