Special Crops

One of the pillars of best management practices for every crop is selecting one or more varieties which are well-suited to your growing environment and spread production risk. The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) continues to fund the pulse regional trials as the information generated empowers farmers to make informed decisions.  

The tables in this publication report the yield data across the five APG zones (please refer to the map). In 2020, the sites for each zone were as follows: Zone 1 – Taber, Lethbridge, Brooks; Zone 2 – Three Hills, Oyen, Consort, Olds, Lacombe; Zone 3 – Fort Saskatchewan, Namaeo, Westlock; Zone 4 – Fort Vermillion, Smoky River; Zone 5 – St. Paul, Vermillion, Forestburg. Due to the extreme wet conditions there was only one site in Zone 3 which had usable data.  

Protocols for seeding, weed, insect and disease management, pre-harvest and harvest management are reviewed and standardized each year to ensure consistency of results across co-operators. 

Yield of the check variety is indicated in bold, with test varieties reported as a percentage of that check variety. All sites were inspected at three points during the growing season. Data were statistically analyzed to ensure validity. Please be aware direct variety comparisons should only be made with the check. 

Additional information and specifics on management at each site including seeding date, soil fertility, in-crop herbicide and fungicide applications, etc. can be found on the APG website albertapulse.com/rvt or on the APG app. We encourage you to check these out.

Questions about these charts or general pulse agronomy? Email Nevin Rosaasen ([email protected]) or Jenn Walker ([email protected]) or connect with them  on Twitter @APGResearch and @APGExtension.