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         Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saskatchewan has become the world's largest exporter of green lentils and the world's second largest producer. It is grown to improve economic returns to producers, diversify and lengthen crop rotations, and reduce the requirement for nitrogen fertilizer. Saskatchewan produces both green and red lentil varieties.

In lentil, grasshoppers pose the greatest threat from the bud stage through to early pod development.

There are many advantages to using a legume green manure crop in rotation.

Seed quality is very important in pulse production, as the costs of seed and seed treatments are a significant part of overall input costs.

Which diseases are important in lentils in Saskatchewan?

Lentil is a very important pulse crop in western Canada. It is grown to improve economic returns to producers, diversify and lengthen crop rotations and reduce the requirement for nitrogen fertilizer.

Production information such as product name and manufacturer and contact.

What is the proper seeding rate for pulses?

The majority of world lentil production and trade is in red lentil. 

How can I safely handle my pulse seed?



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