Pulses: Blister beetles spotted in Alberta

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By Commodity News Service Canada


Winnipeg, July 14 (CNS) – Blister beetles have been spotted in some Alberta crops. Although they don’t target pulses specifically, they have been known to feed on lentils and chickpeas. Aphids continue to be sighted in Manitoba pea fields, according to the province. As well, stripe rust has been spotted, particularly in fields that did not receive fungicide treatments.


Some pea and lentil crops in Southern Saskatchewan are not podding out as much as usual, according to Shannon Friesen of Saskatchewan Agriculture. Heat stress has been a problem in certain areas. However, according to the province’s latest crop report, 80 percent of pulses are at normal or ahead of normal development for this time of year.


Crimson X3 lentil prices fell 5 cents last week, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Bids are now listed at 17 to 19 cents per pound.


Kabuli chickpeas (9mm) are holding steady at 64 to 66 cents per pound.


Yellow peas on the Prairies are locked in a range of C$7.00 to C$9.75 per bushel.


Pinto beans in Manitoba fell half a cent during the past week, bids are now listed at 36 cents a pound.