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. 

  • Assessing In-Field Tools for Managing Aphanomyces (Do I Have to Wait Six Years?)

    March 08, 2017

    Taking a break from peas or lentils for six years is a tall order for fields where Aphanomyces has been a problem.

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  • Sorting Out the Pulse Export Problem With India

    February 28, 2017

    India’s government says it will not extend a derogation (or an exemption) allowing pulses from Canada to be fumigated with methyl bromide upon arrival, rather than in the exporting country.

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  • Pulse Crop Rotation Options in the Face of Root Rots

    January 24, 2017

    Tough to say and even harder to control, Aphanomyces has the potential to significantly reduce pea and lentil yields, and can stick around in the soil for an extremely long time.

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  • 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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