Lygus bugs attack several broadleaf crops, including alfalfa, flax, faba beans, lentils, and canola. They are a pest of concern that have been a focus for Hector Carcamo, research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alta. He joins Kara Oosterhuis for this Canola School episode to talk about lygus bug species, the conditions they… Read More

Pea leaf weevils are out and active, and if they’re present in your fields they’re doing foliar damage to pea and faba bean crops. Meghan Vankosky, field crop entomologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Sask., joins Kara Oosterhuis for a discussion about pea leaf weevil scouting and thresholds in this Pulse School episode. “You… Read More

A University of Saskatchewan researcher is set to receive $2.5 million to improve processes of transforming pulses into novel food ingredients, new bioplastics, and high-value biomedical materials. Dr. Yongfeng Ai has been awarded the funding from the federal government and province of Saskatchewan as part of Saskatchewan’s Strategic Research Initiative Program, which announced its theme… Read More

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

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

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

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