Developing sulfentrazone tolerance in lentil

  • Lentils
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Bert Vandenberg

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - CDC


To investigate the potential for use of Group 14 herbicides in lentil cropping systems in Saskatchewan. To investigate the potential for breeding Group 14 tolerant lentil varieties.


The results from the field trials, despite some inconsistencies, showed that there are tolerance differences to group 14 herbicides within the narrow range of germplasm tested. When a wide range of lines was treated, the rare survivors used in crossing transmit their tolerance to some progeny. A second group 14 herbicide, fluthiacet-methyl, worked well as a selection agent, leading to the possibility that other Group 14 herbicides may work well for lentil growers.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2012