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Donald Mueller’s pea fields near Three Hills have been devastated by root rots for the last time. The longtime grower is moving away from peas after this year’s wreck.

New root rots slamming Alberta pea growers

Producers across the Prairies are facing devastating losses in their pea crops — and new species of root rots may be to blame

On bad years — those with cool, wet springs; years like this one — Donald Mueller is lucky if his pea fields yield three bushels an acre. He’ll make back his seed and not much else, losing north of $400 an acre in inputs. Still, the good years have made up for the bad, so […] Read more