Brenda Frick, PhD, PAg is the Prairie Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She welcomes your comments at 306- 966-4975 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wondering what crops to grow this spring? Considering soil fertility, balancing the rotation, responding to markets? Ease of seed cleaning is another consideration to be added to that list.
On the prairies, the most commonly grown pulse crops are field peas and lentils, though dry beans, chickpeas, faba beans and soybeans also have a place. Explore the pulse options to make the most of their N-fixing potential.