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Recent trends offer many options for pulse products

Pulse industry is expanding its market reach beyond direct consumer products

Things have changed a great deal in the global pulse industry over the last 15 to 20 years. “We’ve changed from being a direct consumer product to being a product that can be used as an ingredient in many different areas,” said Carol Brown, president of the Global Pulse Confederation board of directors. Brown spoke

Crop staging advancing, reseeding efforts wrap up

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 23

Southwest Region Relatively cold and drier week in the Southwest region as below normal temperatures persisted. Miniota, Shoal Lake, Oakburn and Melita areas got 15 to 17mm rain while other areas received less than 5mm, which is causing some water stress in crops. Growing degree- days are still less than normal in much of Southwest.


Australian crop production set to skyrocket in 2020-21

After three years of drought, Australia will see its crop production spike in 2020-21, according to the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). In ABARES’s June report, it noted that average to above-average rainfall has greatly assisted Australia’s main winter crops of wheat, barley, canola and chickpeas. However, the report said

Strong winds delay herbicide applications, some re-seeding in canola, soybeans seen

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 16

Southwest Region Favourable weather over most of last week gave producers a chance to complete seeding and some spraying. Limited rainfall, but some isolated thunderstorms brought rain to Kola and Dand area, recording the highest amounts at 30mm and 19mm, respectively. There was isolated reports of hail and very heavy winds over the weekend in

Seeding nearly complete across province, flea beetle spraying ongoing

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 9

Southwest Region Very hot and windy conditions started the week. Blowing soil in much of the southern parts of the region on Thursday and Friday. Rain fell over the weekend, which was much needed in some areas. There is some standing water in low-lying areas from thunderstorms near Brandon. There are also reports of a


Protecting Canadian pulse crop market

Pulse Canada lists of pesticides growers need to talk to buyers about before applying or not use at all

To protect their markets Canadian pulse growers need to be aware of three pesticides — glyphosate, diquat (Reglone) and glufosinate — that either they need to talk to buyers about before applying, or not apply at all. Pulse Canada’s maximum residue limits (MRL) advisory, updated in April, says farmers should talk to buyers before applying glyphosate to the following crops: peas, lentils, chickpeas,

High winds, recent frost hurts crop development

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 2

Southwest Region Some scattered showers in the southwest region last week. St. Lazare and Russell received 4 to 7mm respectively. Crops need some good moisture in some areas of the region, as soil surface is quickly drying with very windy conditions. Temperatures were variable throughout the week. Daytime highs were normal; while nighttime lows dropped



Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpea acreage expected lower

MarketsFarm — High global prices in the 2017-18 marketing year caused a global spike in chickpea production in 2018. It’s since taken a while for consumers to “chew through supplies,” which has put pressure on prices, according to Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodities. In a kabuli chickpea global outlook webinar hosted by the Global Pulse