Brushing Up On Staging and Frost Resistance
May 25, 2015
Saskatchewan farmers have seen frost or the risk of frost in the past couple of weeks, leaving a lot of us wondering how our plants have fared.
For crops where the growing point is above the soil surface, like canola, frost can be devastating. For pulses, the growing point is actually relatively protected, and pulse growers can count that as a bonus to the many other benefits of including pulses in the rotation.
In this Pulse School episode, Sherrilyn Phelps, Agronomy and Seed Program Manager with the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, explains the impact of frost on pulses using pea plants hit by frost near Wilkie, SK. She also covers staging of peas and lentils, for those who need a bit of a refresher.