Protein Industries Canada has released “The Road to $25 Billion,” an updated roadmap for Canada’s ingredient manufacturing, food processing, and bio-products sector, which includes a goal of $25 billion in revenue by 2035. Canada’s agriculture and food sector has long been undervalued as an economic driver, says Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada. “Currently,… Read More

Several companies across the plant-based value chain have partnered to develop new artificial intelligence technology that is expected to improve the quality of Canada’s protein crops and ingredients. With the support of Protein Industries Canada, project partners Enns Brothers, Crop Sentry, DL Seeds and AGT Foods say they will work on developing technology to meet… Read More

Pulse crops are notoriously poor competitors against weeds due to their slow growth in the spring. This makes fall weed control essential for establishing a healthy pulse stand in the following year. According to Lyle Jensen of Agro Plus Inc., there are several key reasons why fall is the preferred time for weed control. First, it… Read More

Pulse crops, for the most part, prefer drier conditions; however, the level of drought in some areas of the Prairies over the past few years has been too much for even them. Following multiple years of drought, it becomes more important for farmers to conduct soil tests ahead of planting pulse crops, such as lentils… Read More

About 600,000 tonnes of Canadian red lentils and about 60,000 tonnes of green lentils head to India each year as a daily staple for thousands of India’s citizens. It’s an incredibly important export destination for Canadian pulses, and one that could be in jeopardy as tensions build between the two countries following Canada’s accusation of… Read More

Pulse growers challenged with seedling disease pressure will have a new treatment option in Vibrance Total seed treatment from Syngenta Canada. With five modes of action, Syngenta says this product offers broad-spectrum disease control against multiple pulse diseases, including pythium and ascochyta blight. Vibrance Total features a new active ingredient, picarbutrazox, that delivers protection against… Read More

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has announced funding for two pulse-related genomic research projects, co-funded through Genome Canada’s Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative (CSAFS). SPG’s $1.4 million will contribute to the  total pulse research and development investment of over $12.8 million for the two, four-year projects that aim to develop information and tools for breeding… Read More

There are many different approaches to harvesting edible beans, from typical combine setups used for other crops to harvesters designed specifically for beans. Specialized bean combines have historically been pull-type designs, but a new machine harvesting beans on a farm in southern Manitoba is believed to be the first factory-built self-propelled bean combine in Canada…. Read More

The ability to stay within maximum residue limits (MRLs) can make or break a grain deal. Export markets keep a keen eye on whether imported crops meet specific tolerance for disease, toxins and pesticide residues, and MRLs play a key role in facilitating trade and establishing the ground rules for global market accessibility. Earlier this… Read More

The pea crop may not be a perfect 10, but that’s because its actually aiming for 13. What’s that now? Nodulation is key to pulse crops’ biggest super power: nitrogen fixation. But nodulation doesn’t always go as planned, and assessing a crop’s nodulation score can help determine yield potential and highlight where inoculation management may… Read More

As the lentil crop begins to emerge, there are many lessons to learn from walking fields early and assessing stand establishment. How does this stand look? Was emergence even? What could be done different next year? These are just some of the many questions that likely need asked every season. Ken Wall of Federated Co-operatives… Read More

 

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