New Pulse Varieties Available Now
October 01, 2021
Explore New Pulse Crop Options With Impressive Yields
By SPG Staff
As farmers make their seeding decisions for the coming year, there are some intriguing newer variety options to consider. Newer pulse varieties have demonstrated higher yields, better seed characteristics, and improved ability to adapt to changing climates when compared to historic varieties. Learn more about these newer varieties and how they can improve your yields next growing season.
There are several historic varieties including CDC Golden and CDC Meadow that are being outpaced by newer varieties, when comparing yields. Yellow pea growers have a number of variety options for 2022 in many market classes that are widely adapted to Western Canada.
Yield (bu/ac) by Variety for Yellow Pea
Small Red Lentils
Across Saskatchewan, CDC Maxim has been 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 is CDC Proclaim and CDC Impulse, both of which are higher yielding varieties. Also higher yielding is CDC Redmoon, a newer, non-Clearfield® (CL) variety.
Yield (lb/ac) by Variety for Small Red Lentil
Large Green Lentils
The dominant varieties in the large green market class have been CDC Greenland and CDC Impower, but are slowly being replaced by the much higher yielding non-CL® variety CDC Greenstar, with new variety CDC Lima also emerging.
Yield (lb/ac) by Variety for Large Green Lentil
To learn more about variety options and to find a local supply of certified seed, view the Seed Locator or check out the Saskatchewan Seed Guide.
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