In the pulse industry, the use of inoculants is becoming more and more widespread. However, they can be a complicated input to wrap our heads around sometimes. Different than other products, inoculants are living organisms that help provide crops such as peas, lentils, faba beans, chickpeas, and soybeans with the required amount of viable bacteria… Read More

The 20-year pulse breeding agreement between the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ Association (SPG) and the Crop Development Centre is changing, and that has many farmers asking what happens next. Previously, varieties that came out of the SPG/CDC agreement were released royalty-free for producers. Before the expiry of the agreement, the CDC notified SPG of their intentions… Read More

Using surveys and science to detect regional pathogens aren’t new methods to detect diseases in pulse crops, but how are our U.S. pulse crop growing counterparts dealing with the diseases present in their areas? In this Pulse School episode, Lyndon Porter, research plant pathologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, joins Kara Oosterhuis to… Read More

Lentils are one of those crops that can be difficult to keep free of weeds. Lentils are a poor competitor with weeds not just as seedlings, but throughout the growing season, as well. Over the past five years, the Western Applied Research Corporation (WARC), has been doing research trials that look at herbicide layering to… Read More

Roquette celebrated the grand opening of its pea protein processing facility at Portage la Prairie, Man., on Wednesday in a futuristic virtual ceremony hosted by former Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield. The $600 million facility, which received its first farmer delivery of peas in November 2020, is the world’s largest pea protein plant, with capacity to… Read More

The federal government has announced more than $4.3 million in funding to support Canada’s pulse and special crop industry in an effort to meet growing consumer demand for plant-based protein. The funding, announced by Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on November 17, will support international marketing activities to find foreign buyers, improve performance of transportation networks, and… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC), in collaboration with several partners, has launched a sector roadmap for Canada’s plant-based food, feed, and ingredients sector. The roadmap outlines key actions that will help the sector reach its goals in a strategic manner, including supplying the ingredients for 10 per cent of the global plant-based food products by 2035…. Read More

Three nominees have been acclaimed to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ (SPG) board of directors following the close of nominations in early September. SPG had called for nominations for three positions on the board of directors and received three nominations. As such, the candidates will be acclaimed. Mario Gaudet, of Melville, will join the board of… Read More

 

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