Pulse Crops. A Saskatchewan provincial crop specialist discusses when is the right time to harvest lentils. From Sask Agriculture.
In Canada, more than 5.5 million t of pulses are produced annually on approximately 2 million ha, primarily in five provinces: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Québec. Canada is a leading exporter of pulse crops with approximately 75% of the production exported annually. Canada represents 35% of the global pulse trade, and the trade balance of pulse crops increased from $863 million in 2000 to $2.1 billion in 2010. Commercial production of pulse crops continues to be a profitable enterprise for pulse growers in Canada. More than 10 000 Canadian farms grow pulse crops with a farm cash receipt of about $1.7 billion annually. In addition to being a profitable crop for growers, pulse crop production has contributed to the growth of the pulse processing industry and expansion of employment opportunities in rural communities across Canada.
Author PARTHIBA BALASUBRAMANIAN
Links to Other Sites
Eat Your History
A series of stories about the amazing histories of local food delicacies. From The Tyee website.
Glossary: Agricultural Words
A glossary of terminology used in the agricultural sector. A Government of Nova Scotia website.
Overview of the Canadian Pulse Industry
This site provides statistical data and related information about the multifaceted Canadian pulse industry. From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
The website for Pulse Canada, an industry association that represents growers, processors and traders of pulse crops in Canada. See the "Consumers" section for a description of foods in the pulses category and tasty recipes featuring this vegetable category.
Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Check out this website for information and reports about current issues impacting on the productivity and competitiveness of Canada's agri-food sector.