Manitoba Pulse Crops Need Rain

Pulse growers in Manitoba are waiting for one thing: rain.

So far in May, growing areas of the province have not seen any significant precipitation.

That’s according to Dennis Lange, industry development specialist for pulse crops with Manitoba Agriculture.

He says dry beans  are the last pulse crop farmers have been planting in Manitoba and are about 75 per cent complete as of yesterday.

As for field peas, he says planting is pretty much finished for this year and they got off to a good start.

Planted area estimates from Statistics Canada put field peas for the province at 185,300 acres, compared to 188,600 in 2022-23.

He notes planted dry bean acres are expected to shrink to 115,800 from last year’s 125,400.

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