Pulse Beat, Science Edition

The Science Edition – 2023


The seventh edition of Pulse Beat – Science Edition is now available! This special edition, science-oriented Pulse Beat reveals the breadth and depth of MPSG’s research investments, including details from projects conducted in laboratories, field trials and the On-Farm Network. Inside you will find farmer-focused research results intended to improve yield and quality, pest control, build soil health and drive market demand.

We are pleased to present the seventh issue of Pulse Beat – The Science Edition, MPSG’s annual showcase of completed research projects funded by farmer check-off dollars, bundled into neat little single-page packages.

Our farmer membership and agronomists have been asking for updated information on dry bean nitrogen management and inoculant testing, and this issue offers just that – a comprehensive package of any new results we can provide on the subject.

Dry beans are also a feature in the Pulse Canada-driven life cycle assessment on both dry beans and faba beans. This work has provided the pulse industry with a well- timed, comprehensive report on greenhouse gas emissions and input use to support the Canadian pulse industry’s sustainability initiatives.

On the topic of soybeans, find summaries of projects that examined how soybean growth stages behave in Manitoba compared to other regions, and late-season mechanical weed control – including the use of a CombCut implement in-crop on volunteer canola.

To support the rejuvenated pea industry in Manitoba, we have a multitude of topics geared toward improving production. These include a look at the impact of air seeder damage, conventional and organic intercropping, on-farm foliar fungicide testing, peas grown in sequence with soybeans, canola and wheat, and root rot surveillance and variety resistance screening.

Finally, we have summaries of two market- and consumer- facing studies that demonstrate the uses of pulses for human consumption.

We always welcome thoughts from you, the farmers, on what the next research priorities should be for pulses and soybeans in Manitoba. As this issue demonstrates, you asked, we listened, and we will continue to do so to provide value from your investment.

Table of Contents

  1. Optimizing Nitrogen Rates for Pinto and Navy Beans
  2. On-Farm Evaluation of Nitrogen Rates in Dry Beans
  3. Evaluating Dry Bean Inoculants
  4. Intercropping with Yellow Peas
  5. Evaluating Yellow Pea Intercrops in an Organic System
  6. Predicting Soybean Growth Stages in Manitoba
  7. Minimizing Air Seeder Damage to Peas
  8. Crop Sequence of Peas, Soybeans, Canola and Wheat
  9. Pea Root Rot: Surveillance and Evaluating Variety Resistance
  10. On-Farm Evaluation of Fungicide in Field Peas
  11. Evaluating the CombCut as a Tool to Manage Late-Season Weeds in Soybeans
  12. Life Cycle Assessment of Canadian Dry Bean and Faba Bean Production
  13. Developing a Saskatoon Berry Smoothie & Frozen, Microwaveable Side Dishes with Pulses and Soybeans
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