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Pulses are unique in that they produce most of their own nitrogen through rhizobium — a main reason why they’re commonly grown to help improve soil health. Inoculants can provide an added rhizobium boost for optimal growth, while nutrient use efficiency products can help ensure pulses are getting adequate levels of other key nutrients.


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  • Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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  • More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager reduces farm odors while protecting your manure’s phosphorus and nitrogen for improved plant uptake.

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  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • PolyAmines are amino acid chelated micronutrients designed to prevent or correct trace element deficiencies at all stages of plant growth.

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  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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Key Considerations for Pulse Crops

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Pulses are commonly used as a rotation crop to improve soil health, since they produce most of their own nitrogen through rhizobium. Inoculants can improve nitrogen creation, but be sure to ensure that the proper inoculant is used for the crop grown.

SOIL AND TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS

Pulses can be grown in a wide range of soils, from sandy to heavy black soils. While the ideal soil is typically well-drained loam, it does vary between different types of pulse crops. Pulses do well in soils with lots of microorganisms and require a pH at or near 6.7 for optimal growth and nutrient availability. Additionally, they utilize moisture very efficiently, and are tolerant to moderate drought stress.

PEST MANAGEMENT

Fortunately, pulses are fairly tolerant to insect and pest damage, but insecticides can be used if insect populations are particularly high. If your pulses are experiencing disease pressure, fungicide along with an integrated pest management plan is key.

Key Nutrients

  • N fixation can be an issue if there are high residual N levels in the soil.
  • Phosphorus — Proper phosphorus levels are essential for plant development and can help ensure N fixation.
  • Micronutrients — Pulses are good at absorbing the micronutrients they need from the soil.

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