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Are two cultivars better than one? Performance of leafed and semi-leafless pea mixtures under weedy conditions
There is a need for improved tools to minimize yield losses due to weeds for organic field pea production. Cultivar mixtures may improve the ability of organic pulse crops to suppress weeds and maintain yields in the ...
Evaluating the competitive ability of semi-leafless field pea cultivars
Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) is an important grain legume in Western Canada. Growers can, however, be reluctant to include pulse crops in their rotation because they are poor competitors with weeds. Developing more competitive ...
Iron bioavailability in low-phytate pea
Phytate is the main storage form of phosphorus in the seeds of most crops. Phytate is not well digested by monogastrics and it chelates iron, zinc and some other micronutrients. To increase the nutritional value of pea ...
Iron bioavailability in low phytate pea
The objectives of this study are to determine the effect of genotype and environment on iron bioavailability in a set of five pea varieties differing in phytate concentration using the in vitro digestion/Caco-2 human ...
Pulse crop breeding update
The pulse crop breeders at the Crop Development Centre (CDC)/Department of Plant Sciences are developing improved cultivars of lentil, field pea, chickpea, dry bean and faba bean for producers in western Canada. General ...