Early Decisions on Lentils — Rolling, Seeding and Stand Evaluations
May 28, 2015
Most lentils have been in the ground for a while now, and farmers are now scouting for emergence, and staging for potential herbicide and machinery passes.
According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, fields left unrolled prior to planting lentils can be rolled following emergence up to the five to seven-node stage, with the best results occurring on dry soil when plants are slightly wilted.
In this episode of the Pulse School, Steve Shirtliffe, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, covers some of the top considerations when seeding lentils. From early-season scouting tips, to recapping plant density targets, rolling timing, and what to keep an eye on as the season progresses.