Controlling weed populations in fields destined for pulse crops is complicated by a few factors, including pulse sensitivity to carryover, poor early crop competition, and herbicide-resistant problem weeds. Sean McKnight, technical marketing specialist for herbicides with BASF, explains in this Pulse School episode how the concept of herbicide layering is an especially useful one for… Read More

Canada is a major global player in the trade of bulk commodities and animal protein, that’s clear. In addition, the increase in domestic processing of plant-based protein and pulse-based ingredients in the last five years has created more opportunities for processors to ship these types of products worldwide. Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada,… Read More

There’s no better place to conduct practical agronomic research than in the real world, under the same conditions, using the same equipment and management practices. That’s the premise underlying the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers’ On-Farm Network, a farmer-driven research program that was officially launched 10 years ago, in 2014. “We really saw a need… Read More

Scientists and plant breeders have their sights set on root rots, given the risk that one in particular — aphanomyces — poses to pea and lentil production in Western Canada and the Northern Plains. Federal funding for a new five-year Pulse Crop Research Cluster, leveraged by funding from farmer check-off organizations, was announced earlier this… Read More

Protein Industries Canada will contribute $7.3 million to a project focused on creating new ingredient and food options with oat and pulse ingredients created by Avena Foods for use by Big Mountain Foods, Danone Canada and Old Dutch. The project plans to develop ingredient replacements and processing aids for new foods, including allergy-friendly alternatives. The… Read More

The dry bean breeding program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Morden Research Centre in Manitoba will continue for at least another five years under a new arrangement involving McGill University in Quebec and AAFC’s Harrow Research Centre in Ontario. An earlier proposal from the federal government would have seen the program cut or moved to… Read More

The federal government will be contributing up to $11,017,979 million to Pulse Canada for a new pulse crop research cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership — the five-year framework that started in 2023. Winnipeg South Centre MP Ben Carr announced the federal commitment at the University of Manitoba on Friday afternoon. “I’m happy to… Read More

The battle for acres is set to play out in just over three months. Crop rotation plays a key part of decision making on final acres for any crop, but perhaps most of all for pulses, as aphanomyces and root rot risk factor prominently in pea and lentil decisions. But price factors too, and Jon… Read More

ADAMA Canada has launched Maxentis fungicide for use on lentils, canola, soybeans and peas. Maxentis is a dual active ingredient product, featuring Asorbital 2 formulation technology. It is the first fungicide in Canada to combine prothioconazole and azoxystrobin into one product. Asorbital 2 allows for systemic and trans-laminar movement to move the fungicide throughout the… Read More

Pulse growers looking for control of grassy and broadleaf weeds will have new options from Syngenta Canada. The first is Nelatic pulse herbicide, a pre-mix formula that combines imazamox and bentazon for systemic and contact control of grasses and broadleaf weeds found in Western Canada field peas. Nelatic offers built-in resistance management support with two… Read More

 

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