Tag: Allison Friesen

Pulse School: Maintain the Upper Hand on Diseases — Preventing Fungicide Resistance

There have been no confirmed cases of fungicide resistance in pulse crop diseases in Western Canada, and the industry wants to keep it that way. “It’s something we want to take a proactive approach on and make sure we don’t develop those issues we’re seeing in some of the southern States with corn and soybean… Read more »

Pulse School: Diseases, Root Rots and Wet Conditions

Ample moisture availability, combined with the price incentive to move to tighter pulse crop rotations, has resulted in high disease pressure for many of this year’s pea and lentil acres. The crop is also well-advanced in many areas, with most acres seeded before the second week of May, notes Allison Friesen of BASF in this Pulse… Read more »

Pulse School: Disease Control in a Dry Year

Pulse growers have some decisions to make regarding fungicide applications this summer. On one hand, dry conditions generally translate into lower disease pressure, but on the other hand, peas and lentils are in relatively good shape compared to some other crops affected by the dryness across much of Western Canada. Add the fact they’re selling for decent prices, and they might… Read more »

Pulse School: What Happens if you Push the Herbicide Timing Window?

You know the weeds are going to be there eventually, but a really dry start to the 2015 growing season means not just the crop is struggling to emerge and take off. While decreased weed pressure is a good thing, some pulse producers are having to navigate a tricky situation — the weeds are finally… Read more »