UPDATE: Plant Health Issue in Chickpeas
August 04, 2020
SPG and agronomists in southern Saskatchewan have been working to identify the ongoing plant health issue affecting chickpeas.
UPDATE: Information taken from field history assessment sheets collected have been analyzed and the results of the diagnostic tests for nutrient and herbicide content are available here. The samples of healthy and unhealthy chickpea plants from affected fields were taken by growers and agronomists in Southern Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers is committed to providing transparent access to the data as we receive it. This is preliminiary data that is still being tested by experts. The disease testing information will be shared as soon as it is available. We will also be working together with the local growers and agronomists who collected these samples and other experts to analyze this data with additional field histories to work towards understanding what is affecting chickpeas in Saskatchewan. Please join the conversation by contacting Sherrilyn Phelps at email@example.com. Growers are still encouraged to fill in and submit field history assessments.
July 20, 2020: We are working with agronomists based in southern Saskatchewan to collect field histories of affected farms together with samples of affected and healthy plants. Samples are being collected for nutrient analysis, herbicide residue testing, and disease screening.
Producers are also encouraged to fill in the following field history assessment to help agronomists and pathologists better understand what is causing this issue. If you need assistance, please work with your local agronomist to help collect information and fill in the field history assessment.
With the information we receive, we hope to connect the dots around what is causing the issue. All results will be available to the public on the SPG website.