Learn more about the ways SPG is investing grower levy dollars into the areas of market access, research, transportation, market promotion, and agronomy through these videos. 

  • Grading the Quality of this Year’s Crop

    December 23, 2016

    The wet weather during the 2016 growing season and harvest took a toll on lentil crop quality in Western Canada, but more than half the crop samples submitted to the Canadian Grain Commission’s harvest survey still fell in the top two grades.

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  • Improved Root Rot Resistance Coming for Peas

    September 02, 2016

    With wet growing conditions in many areas and high prices driving tight pulse crop rotations, the table was set for root rot to feast on pea stands in Western Canada this year.

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  • Taking the Bite Out of Off-Flavours

    August 02, 2016

    Canadian researchers are working on ways to increase the use of pulses in snack foods, not just as a tool to improve market access for producers, but also as a way to improve the nutritional aspects of processed foods.

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  • Herbicide Layering — The Tag Team Approach to Fighting Weeds and Resistance

    July 26, 2016

    “Herbicide layering” looks to be an effective approach to managing hard-to-control cleavers in pulses.

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  • Making the Call on Pea Aphids

    July 19, 2016

    Pea aphids populations have been reaching problematic levels in some parts of the Prairies over the last few weeks.

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  • Maintain the Upper Hand on Diseases — Preventing Fungicide Resistance

    July 04, 2016

    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.

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  • Tom Wolf’s Tips for Effective Fungicide Application

    June 29, 2016

    A good fungicide application is all about getting the active ingredient where it needs to be at the right time to prevent disease.

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  • Food Companies Looking at Pea Flour to Make Breakfast Cereals & Instant Noodles More Nutritious

    June 15, 2016

    Food and ingredient companies like Nestle, General Mills and Cargill are looking to pulses to make their products more nutritious.

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