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Seed growers get access to CDC pulses

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new licensing system gives Alberta growers access to new CDC pulse varieties, but raises seed costs. In early 2016, Alberta Pulse Growers pulled its research funding from the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC), prompting concerns from Alberta Seed Growers members about access to new varieties. However, they now have access again. Saskatchewan […] Read more

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Growers plan to plant pulses, but seeds scarce

CNS Canada — Farmers are eager to grow peas and lentils this year, but sourcing those seeds could prove difficult, according an industry group official. “We have heard that given the expected increase in area for both peas and lentils this year, the availability of good-quality seed could be a challenge,” said Carl Potts of […] Read more

Benchmark offers pricing on feed pea value

Benchmark offers pricing on feed pea value

Feed Pea Benchmark evaluates feed ingredients to determine when feed peas are economically feasible in swine rations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Pulse Growers and its Saskatchewan counterpart are relaunching the Feed Pea Benchmark with additional feed ingredient comparisons for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “This is a good tool for the marketplace and growers who are looking at a feed option for their field peas,” said Allison Ammeter, chair of the Alberta Pulse Growers. The […] Read more