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Video details pre-harvest timing for peas

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 […] Read more



The right time to apply a pre-harvest desiccant is when the crop is physiologically mature, says crop specialist Harry Brook.

In deciding when to desiccate, crop maturity trumps harvest timelines

The Canola Council of Canada’s Spray to Swath calculator shows just how 
long to wait after spraying a desiccant or other pre-harvest chemical

In desiccation — as in life — success is usually defined by maturity. “Whatever product you’re using, make sure you’re using it when the majority of the plants in the field is physiologically mature,” said Harry Brook, crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “You get into problems when they’re immature. It doesn’t preserve your […] Read more