Pulse Beat

Pulse Beat is the official publication of the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers. Published 3 times per year, Pulse Beat delivers the following soybean and pulse information to our grower members:

  • Research results
  • Production information
  • Policy updates
  • Association business
  • News and events
  • Recipes and consumer education

In a survey of our grower members in Fall 2012, 83% of respondents indicated that they read Pulse Beat magazine and is regarded as one of the best producer group publications in Canada.

New! Pulse Beat: Science Edition

Posted: January 27, 2017

MPSG is pleased to be able to offer its members this compendium of important, valuable pulse and soybean-related research. This is the very first print run of The Science Edition. It’s volume one. We hope you enjoy it! This edition features research...

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Pulse Beat: Winter 2016

Posted: January 19, 2017

Featuring: A tour of the Canadian International Grains Institute; Soybeans are here to stay: an afternoon with a USDA analyst; Kristen Podolsky on keeping the soybean honeymoon alive; When to plant soybeans in Manitoba; Soy Canada update; Pulse Canada update;...

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Summer 2016

Posted: July 22, 2016

Featuring: Minding Your MRLs; The Ultimate Soybean Challenge: the quest to maximize soybean yield and profitability in Manitoba; 2016 Approved Funding for Research; 206 Dryt Bean Grower Surrvey Results; Soy Canada update; Pulse Canada update; Q&A with Keystone Ag Producers President...

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Spring 2016

Posted: March 7, 2016

Featuring: Ag Minister Helps Launch International Year of Pulses in Manitoba Call for Farmers to Participate in On-Farm Network Non-GM Soybeans Variety Testing Under Organic Conditions P Management for Soybeans-What Did We Learn? Spring (2016)

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Fall/Winter 2015

Posted: December 8, 2015

Packed with content for farmers and consumers, the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of 'Pulse Beat' magazine is here!

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Summer (2015)

Posted: June 4, 2015

Featuring: Quality of 2014 Canadian Soybeans; Soy Crush Plant Would Benefit Manitoba; Agronomic Research – Set Yourself Some Standards; Economics of White Mould Fungicide; 2015 Approved Funding for Research Summer 2015

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Spring (March 2015)

Posted: March 10, 2015

Featuring: A New Name for MPGA; Plating Pulses: A New Scene for Beans;  On-Farm Network Call for Farmers; Faba Bean – Makes a Resurgence on the Prairies Spring 2015

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Fall/Winter (December 2014)

Posted: December 4, 2014

In this issue: New Field Research Equipment Arrives; Intercropping Pea and Canola; Suitability of Pinto and Navy Bean for Direct Harvest; Soybean Multiple Seeding Dates – Field Scale Environment Fall/Winter Edition  **With Recipe Correction

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Summer (June 2014)

Posted: June 3, 2014

In this issue: Involving growers in the research process – MPGA On-Farm Network®; Hiring professional advice for your farm – Manitoba Institute of Agrologists; MASC Insurance test area crop yields fare well in 2013; Soybean insect and disease scouting calendar; In...

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Spring (March 2014)

Posted: March 6, 2014

Featured in this issue: Three Aussies abroad – Pulse Agronomy Team Study Tour; Organic Soybean Production in Manitoba; Anthracnose – What Edible Bean Growers Need to Remember; Membership survey response – What core activities should MPGA focus on?    ...

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Fall/Winter (December) 2013

Posted: December 6, 2013

The Fall/Winter 2013 issue features research reports on Phosphorus Management for Soybeans, MPGA’s Soybean On-Farm Trials, an Update on Soybean Cyst Nematode, and more. Also included in this issue is an overview on how levy dollars are used and an...

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Summer (June) 2013

Posted: June 3, 2013

In  this issue: MASC announces new insurance test areas; Final results are in! – 2012-13 Membership Survey; Pulse Variety Testing – Can we accelerate the release of data?; Field of vision: Soybean Diseases 101 – How to recognize a problem.  ...

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Spring (March 2013)

Posted: March 10, 2013

Highlights featured in this issue include reports on the various MPGA research projects such as Volunteer Canola in Soybean, Soybean Cyst Nematode, and 2012 Field Pea, Dry Bean and Soybean Research. This issue also has the preliminary results of the 2012/2013 membership survey and...

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Fall/Winter (December) 2012

Posted: January 20, 2013

This issue of the Fall/Winter 2012 Pulse Beat features research reports on both the 2012 navy bean and soybean field scale evaluations, as well as a report on how Canadian pulses are being tested to fight childhood obesity.  Also included...

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Summer (June ) 2012

Posted: September 20, 2012

Do you use Smartphones on your Farm? Open to read an article to determine what Smartphone will work best on your farm. Also, learn about the Canadian Foodgrain Bank’s New Virtual Growing Project.  that helps people in the Developing World....

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Spring (March) 2012

Posted: March 22, 2012

Our focus on research continues with updates on the follwing MPGA projects: Impact and Control of Fusarium Root Rot in Faba Bean, Partial Resistance to Mycosphaerella Blight in Field Pea, Nematicides for Soybean Cyst Nematode Management, Drought Stress in Ontario...

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Fall/Winter (December) 2011

Posted: December 12, 2011

Our Fall/Winter 2011 Pulse Beat brings you 12 research reports including: Use of Soybeans to produce dairy-like prducts, Dry bean and field pea research updates, Navy Bean Harvest Methods and much more. This issue also contains articles on Transportation vs....

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Spring/Summer (June) 2011

Posted: April 21, 2011

Our spring issue brings our 2011 tour dates and locations, committee updates, Pulse Canada’s update on the Moroccan trade agreement and Canadian Soybean Council’s trade mission to Japan and South East Asia. We have also included our 2011 Approved Research...

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Winter 2010/2011

Posted: November 21, 2010

This is our follow-up on research issue. Read updates on Soybean Row Spacing and Field Scale Trials, AAFC Field Pea Breeding updates, Organic Pulse Crop Research and much more.  Along with our regular committee updates and Working for You section,...

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Fall 2010

Posted: September 21, 2010

Our 2010 Research edition brings you updates on the following projects: PCR Diagnostic for B. japonicum, Dry Bean Pathology Research, Field Pea & Fababean Pathology, AAFC Soybean breeding in Manitoba, and many more. KAP has provided a resolution update, a...

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