Tag: Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association

Pulse School – Where Are We At With Lentil Breeding?

Any crop breeding program is a balancing act. For every problem you look to address, you potentially open the door to new and unexpected ones or risk losing desired traits. The more traits you try and breed into a crop, the more you have to think about how those traits affect each other. That’s the… Read more »

The Success of Clearfield Lentils in Western Canada

Lentils are a relatively small acreage but still requires some of the technology that other crops are fortunate enough to participate in. ¬†Clearfield Lentils has been a unique partnership between Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, BASF and University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Center. With the introduction of Clearfield lentils in 2007, farmers are quickly adopting this solution… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Plan Aggressive Acres Expansion

The Canadian pulse industry has room to grow, a lot of room. The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association has targeted growth of 7 million acres by the year 2025. As aggressive as that may seem, Executive Director of the organization Carl Potts says it is achievable for a number of reasons. One of the first of… Read more »