New Pulse Varieties Available Now
October 05, 2022
Higher Yield, Higher Reward
By SPG Staff
As farmers make seeding decisions for the upcoming production year, consider making the switch to new small red lentil, yellow pea, and green pea varieties for improved yields. New pulse varieties have demonstrated higher yields and improved characteristics, such as increased protein content, seed quality, standability, and bleaching, when compared to historic varieties.
Small Red Lentils
Across Saskatchewan, CDC Maxim Clearfield® (CL)* is the dominant variety since it was released in 2007 but is steadily declining year over year as growers turn to newer, higher yielding options. Replacing CDC Maxim with one of two newer small red lentil varieties, CDC Simmie CL and CDC Nimble CL should result in higher yields in across Saskatchewan.
*Clearfield is a registered trademark of BASF; used under license by BASF Canada Inc. © 2022 BASF Canada Inc.
% Yield of CDC Maxim CL by Variety for Small Red Lentil
CDC Simmie CL
CDC Nimble CL
There are several historic varieties including CDC Meadow that are being outpaced recently by newer and better performing varieties, when comparing yields. Yellow pea growers have three newer and improved variety options to consider for the upcoming production season.
% Yield of CDC Amarillo by Variety for Yellow Pea
The dominant varieties in the green pea market class have been CDC Limerick, CDC Greenwater, and CDC Raezer. CDC Forest, a new and improved variety released five years ago, should be considered for next season.
% Yield of CDC Amarillo by Variety for Green Pea
Visit the SPG’s pulse regional variety trial portal to access up-to-date data and information for pulse varieties in Saskatchewan, as well as performance data for specific regions and years.
To learn more about variety options and to find a local supply of certified seed, visit Saskatchewan Seed Grower’s Association website and check out the Interactive SaskSeed Guide.
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