Downgraded peas found in early harvest reports

Reports of off colour and downgraded peas in the Viking area of central Alberta are likely not representative of pulse crops across the province. Some early pea samples have been downgraded to No. 3 because of off colour and immaturity. Duane Ransom, member services co-ordinator for Alberta Pulse Growers, said he is not surprised to […] Read more

Pea, canola growers advised to scout fields for disease

ST. ALBERT, Alberta — When crop disease specialist Robyne Bowness stood in front of a perfect pea crop to discuss pea crop disease, she was a little embarrassed. She looked at all the plots, searching for signs of disease to show those attending the crop walk at the University of Alberta farm north of Edmonton, […] Read more

Poor Indian pea crop may boost lentils

India’s pigeon pea crop appears to be in trouble, which is good news for Canadian green lentil growers, say pulse crop analysts. Seeding as of July 20 was 16 percent behind last year’s pace and 13 percent behind the long-term average, according to India’s ministry of agriculture. Monsoon rains are rated normal in the eastern […] Read more