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Ready to launch: Why pulses are the future of food

Peas, beans, lentils, and chickpeas have been around for centuries, but they are poised to enter the spotlight like never before

Can an old food become new again? Peas, beans, lentils, and chickpeas have been staples for centuries, but pulses are on the verge of becoming the next big thing. Next year, 2016, is the United Nations’ International Year of Pulses (IYoP) and there is a fistful of good reasons why these crops could become the […] Read more

A blend of cover crops — like this mix of proso millet, crimson clover, and tillage radish — will bring a variety of benefits to the soil.

Pick the right tool for the job when creating cover crop blends

Using a diverse blend of cover crops — including cool- and warm-season grasses and broadleaf crops — covers the bases while targeting soil issues

When it comes to choosing the right cover crops for your farm, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. “Growers need to have an objective in mind in terms of what they want to get out of a cover crop,” said Bob Blackshaw, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “You have to choose the […] Read more