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Pulse Crops to be Discussed July 14 at MonDak Ag Showcase


Brian Jenks

The MonDak Ag Showcase will feature a presentation by Brian Jenks of the North Central Research Extension Center on Thursday, July 14.

Jenks' presentation will take place that afternoon at the Williston Research Extension Center Ernie French Center in Williston.

Jenks said he probably is a speaker at Williston meetings at least every other year.

"It's good to interact with farmers and to know what's going on in their fields," Jenks said.

This year, the weed scientist will discuss weed control for pulse crops especially for peas, lentils and chickpeas.

He said the two weeds he is most concerned with are kochia and narrowleaf hawksbeard.

"They definitely affect pulse crops," Jenks said of the weeds. "But they could affect any crop."

He will also discuss the best herbicides for handling the weeds.

Also during that afternoon, Tom Stefaniak of the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center will discuss pulse crop varieties.

Stefaniak said most of his short presentation will be in regards to a new lentil that NDSU is researching this year.

Other highlights of the afternoon programs will include Byron Lannoye of Pulse USA discussing the production and contracting of peas, lentils, faba beans and cowpeas. Richard Roland of Legume Logic will talk about the past and future of cool season legumes.

Later in the afternoon, there will be a pulse crop marketing discussion panel featuring AGT Foods, Columbia Grain, Safflower Technologies and Viterra.


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