Disease Control in a Dry Year
July 08, 2015
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 well be worth protecting from disease.
In this Pulse School episode, Allison Friesen of BASF discusses the factors that contribute to higher disease pressure and several disease considerations to keep in mind where moisture is scarce.