Research targets insect pests of pulse crops

Around the world, pulse crops–such as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils–are an important staple in the modern food supply, and their cultivation is growing in the United States and many other Western countries. As in any agricultural system, though, pulse crops can fall victim to a wide range of insect pests.

Pulse crop growers facing pest management challenges will soon have a new set of resources to tap into with the July issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. The issue features a special collection with nine articles on pulse crop insect pests and management strategies. Continue reading

Promising Potential of Pulse Crops in crop rotations

An American Society of Agronomy Webinar

Research-based Reasons and Real-life Lessons for Adding Pulse Crops into Crop Rotation Systems!

Pulses is a broad term that includes multiple varieties of beans and peas:  dry beans, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, and lentils, to name a few. The webinar speakers will explore the history, current uses, and outlook for pulses in North American agriculture, so that you can share those opportunities with your clients. Continue reading