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Pulse of the Prairies

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Welcome to Saskatchewan Pulse Growers' monthly podcast, Pulse of the Prairies, where each month we immerse ourselves in the topics that are important to pulse crop farmers. We will be chatting with pulse industry experts covering areas from market opportunities to market access and trade policy, inn… read more

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Raising Farmers’ Voices: Collaborations among Saskatchewan crop commissions

March 15th, 2023


In this episode, SPG’s Executive Director, Carl Potts, sits down with Tracy Broughton, Executive Director of SaskCanola and Trent Richards, SPG …

Pulse Market Update

January 25th, 2023


In this episode, SPG’s Executive Director, Carl Potts, sits down with Marlene Boersch, owner and managing partner at Mercantile Consulting Venture …

2022 Pulse Promoter

January 9th, 2023


In this episode, SPG’s Executive Director, Carl Potts, sits down with the 2022 Pulse Promoter Award winner, Gordon Bacon, CEO Emeritus at Pulse …

Product Recall in Western Canada

December 20th, 2022


There have been recent lambda-cyhalothrin label changes and subsequent product recalls for Western Canada. In this latest podcast episode Sarah Anderson, Agronomy Manager with SPG chats with Greg Bartley, Director of …

New Pulse Varieties with Select Seed Growers

December 13th, 2022


Choosing the right varieties for your growing region is important. With new pulse varieties being developed and released, there is increased …

Meet Your Board Election Candidates

November 1st, 2022


Voting has opened for SPG’s Board of Directors election. In this special podcast episode, we are airing interviews held with all five nominees so you can learn more about the candidates before casting your vote. …

Soil Sampling & Nutrient Management for Pulses

September 13th, 2022


Soil testing in the fall is a good way to determine fertility needs for the spring, and the key to a good fertility plan is a representative soil sample. In this episode SPG Agronomy Manager, Sarah Anderson, speaks with …

Saskatchewan Pulse Harvest Update

August 11th, 2022


In this episode Amanda Carlson, SPG’s Communications Manager, discusses the current state of Saskatchewan's pulse harvest season with Sarah Anderson, …

SPG & Limagrain Field Seeds' New Pulse Breeding Collaboration

July 19th, 2022


SPG & Limagrain Field Seeds are excited to announce a new collaboration for Pulse breeding in Saskatchewan. This new collaboration has a strong …

Keep Your Crops Export Ready

June 20th, 2022


In this episode SPG’s Agronomy Manager, Sarah Anderson, talks to Greg Bartley, Director of Crop Protection & Crop Quality with Pulse Canada. …

Update on 25% by 2025 Market Development Strategy with Pulse Canada

May 9th, 2022


In this episode Amber Johnson, SPG’s Director of Marketing & Communications, sits down with Dr. Julianne Curran, Vice President of Market …

Agronomic Outlook for Pulses

April 13th, 2022


In this episode Amanda Carlson, Communications Manager with SPG sits down with Sarah Anderson, Agronomy Manager with SPG. Sarah provides an on-farm …

Seed Testing 101

February 14th, 2022


In this episode, SPG’s Agronomy Manager, Sarah Anderson, sits down with Sandy Junek, co-owner and Molecular Lab Manager of Discovery Seed Labs. They …

2021 Pulse Promoter

January 10th, 2022


In this episode, SPG’s Director of Research and Development, Sherrilyn Phelps, sits down with the 2021 Pulse Promoter Award winner, Dr. Bunyamin …

Diving into the Faba Bean Weed Research Program & Outcomes

December 22nd, 2021


This podcast episode features Dr. Chris Willenborg, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan, and graduate student Amanda Fedorchuk, discussing some of the research objectives of faba bean …

Processing Technologies for Pulses

November 15th, 2021


In this episode, SPG’s Pulse Science Cluster Program Manager, Constance Chiremba, sits down with Mike Nickerson, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture …

Herbicide Carryover Risks & Considerations

October 29th, 2021


In this episode, SPG’s Agronomy Manager Sarah Anderson is joined by Agronomy Extension Specialists from SaskWheat and SaskCanola, Haley Tetreault and …

Meet Your Newly Acclaimed SPG Board Members

October 12th, 2021


This episode features SPG’s Executive Director Carl Potts interviewing Shaun Dyrland who is returning for his second term on the board, Trent Richards who is returning for his third term, and new board member Mario …

Pulse Harvest & International Demand Update

September 10th, 2021


This episode features SPG’s Agronomy Manager Sarah Anderson, Shaun Dyrland, SK pulse grower and SPG Board Chair, and Judy Elias, Operations …

2021 Pulse Production Update

July 16th, 2021


In this episode, SPG’s new Agronomy Manager Sarah Anderson discusses how pulse production has fared so far this growing season, highlighting what …

How Pulse Processing Continues to Expand and Evolve in Western Canada

June 7th, 2021


Capacity and demand for Canadian pulse ingredients and fractions continues to expand in Western Canada. In this episode we dive into current and …

2021 Seeded Acre Intentions and Global Pulse Outlook

May 17th, 2021


With seeding well underway to nearly complete in Saskatchewan, Andrea Lauder, Communications Manager with SPG sat down with Marlene Boersch from …

Pea Fertility Research Examines Yield and Protein Enhancements

April 14th, 2021


Chris Holzapfel, Research Manager at the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation has recently completed a project that examined different …

Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon Stepping Aside

April 8th, 2021


In this episode Carl Potts, Executive Director with SPG sits down with outgoing Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon. Over his 23+ years with Pulse Canada, …

Weed Control Strategies for Pulses

March 10th, 2021


When it comes to weed management, we know that pulses are poor competitors. In this latest podcast episode, Sherrilyn Phelps, Agronomy Manager with …

Lentil Genomic Research Benefits Saskatchewan Growers

February 10th, 2021


In this podcast episode Dr. Kirstin Bett, Professor in Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan, chats with Allison Fletcher, Research Project Manager with SPG about her AGILE research project that harnesses …

2020 Pulse Promoters

January 13th, 2021


Tony & Francis Gaudet of Belle Pulses in Bellevue, SK have built upon the family legacy, building pulse innovation and growth along the way. The …

New Pulse Varieties

December 14th, 2020


Choosing the right varieties for your growing region is important. With new pulse varieties being developed and released, there is increased …

Chickpea Plant Health Update

December 1st, 2020


Southern Saskatchewan chickpea growing areas were impacted by an ongoing plant health issue in 2019 and 2020. In this podcast episode, Sherrilyn Phelps, Agronomy Manager talks with Dr. Michelle Hubbard, Research …

Meet Your 2020 Board Election Candidates

October 23rd, 2020


In this special podcast episode, we are airing interviews held with all six nominees for Saskatchewan Pulse Growers' Board of Directors election …

Predicting Root Rot Risk Into 2021

October 22nd, 2020


As the 2020 growing season comes to an end, there is still a lot growers can do to prepare for 2021, including tracking potential root rot incidents in their fields, and planning best ways to mitigate risk in additional …

Pulse Market Overview

September 30th, 2020


Demand for pulses during the 2020 growing season have been quite strong and in this podcast episode Andrea Lauder, Communications Manager chats with …

Pulse Harvest 2020: A Break-Down

September 11th, 2020


Harvest across Saskatchewan has been progressing at a rapid rate due in large part to the hot, dry weather we experienced in August. In this podcast …

Saskatchewan Lentils Build Better U.S. Beef Burgers

August 10th, 2020


In a recent research study led by Pulse Canada and supported by SPG it was found that substituting beef burgers with 1/3 lentils benefited overall …

Supporting Mental Health in Agriculture

July 13th, 2020


Mental health has become a more prominent topic in the agriculture community. The Do More Ag Foundation has been working to reduce the stigma of …

The Future of Pulse Breeding in Saskatchewan

June 15th, 2020


Breeding pulse varieties suited for Saskatchewan growing conditions and climates has brought a lot of success for Saskatchewan pulse growers. In this …

Pulse Protein, Processing, and Ingredient Research

May 11th, 2020


Dr. Michael Nickerson, Professor and Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chair in Protein Quality and Utilization at the …

Spring Pulse Production: An Agronomic Overview

April 7th, 2020


Sherrilyn Phelps, Agronomy Manager with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers shares pulse seeding tips and resources to help growers prepare for spring seeding …

Keep it Clean!, Maximum Residue Limits & You

March 8th, 2020


Greg Bartley, Director, Crop Protection & Crop Quality with Pulse Canada talks about the Keep it Clean! program, what maximum residue limits …

Pea & Lentil Market Update

February 12th, 2020


Peas and lentils have faced export barriers over the last two years, but slowly Canadian ending stocks are being drawn down to normal levels. Analyst …

Maximizing Pea & Lentil Yields

January 23rd, 2020


Jessica Weber, Research Manager with the Western Applied Research Corporation and Sherrilyn Phelps, Agronomy Manager with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, …

Into the Weeds with Dr. Chris Willenborg

December 5th, 2019


Weeds are a significant barrier to pulse production in Saskatchewan. Increased herbicide usage has meant there's a growing number of resistant weed …

How Do Pulses Fit Within The Growing Interest In Plant Protein?

November 6th, 2019


Everywhere we turn, we are hearing more and more about plant protein. Who is driving this food trend, how long will it last, and what opportunities …

Market Update with Analyst Chuck Penner

October 4th, 2019


Challenging weather is delaying harvest across the province and causing negative impacts on quality. How will these and other factors influence markets? Join SPG Communications Manager Andrea Lauder as she connects with …

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