Enhancing weed science in pulse crops: Towards a robust strategy for long-term weed management

  • Faba Beans
  • Soybeans
  • Soil Health
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Weed Management

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Christian Willenborg

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences


To help develop control/management guidelines for weeds problematic in pulse crop production including herbicide resistant biotypes. To screen candidate herbicides for use in pulse crops, especially soybean and faba bean. To improve our biological and ecological knowledge of problematic weeds in pulse crop production. To improve the ability of growers to manage weed seeds, including weed seed shed and seed bank management. To assess and improve pulse crop competitive ability. To develop improved integrated weed and crop management options for pulse growers. To assist in the development of re-cropping guidelines for pulse crops following the application of soil residual herbicides to other crops in the rotation.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2016 - 2021