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Here’s where to get help if you’re leaping into growing pulses

Thinking of growing pulses this year?

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has a number of fact sheets and other information at

Some of the documents were done several years ago, and the information is not comprehensive. But the last document in the list — Varieties of Pulse Crops in Alberta — was published a year ago and contains extensive data on the variety testing program in the province. The program, done in conjunction with Alberta Pulse Growers, lists results from trials conducted by numerous applied research associations in the province.

Alberta Pulse Growers also has an extensive database of agronomic information on its website: for field peas, dry beans, chickpeas, lentils, fababeans, and soybeans. Among the topics covered are field selection, field preparation, inoculation, seeding, disease control, harvest, and storage.

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