Alberta Pulse Growers has posted a video on its website on pea staging. The video by the organization’s research manager, Jenn Walker, looks at desiccation and pre-harvest timing.
It was shot last summer in a field that had some areas where plants were about 80 per cent brown and therefore ready for desiccation. But other parts of the field, including low-lying areas, were still largely green.
Walker discusses how to address that issue and also looks at weed control in the field, including the problem of “harvest residue” caused by herbicide being translocated in the pea plants.
See the video at albertapulse.com.