Celebrating World Pulses Day
Did you know that today, February 10th, is the first ever World Pulses Day?
"World Pulses Day is a designated United Nations global event to recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food.
Pulse crops have a lower carbon footprint than most foods because they require a small amount of fertilizer to grow. They also have a low water footprint as they are adapted to semi-arid conditions and can tolerate drought stress. But it’s not just the sustainability factor: Pulses are inexpensive, easy to store, highly-nutritious, and their ability to enhance the soil microbiome has been key in improving farming techniques in low-income rural areas.
In short, the world’s growing population could be fed more sustainably with pulses."
This, from https://worldpulsesday.org/
For us at AdvancedAg, we have had many farmers all across Canada apply ACF-SR to their pulse crops with consistent success.
A large part of our 2021 research focus is going to be dedicated to scientifically proving that we can increase protein in pulses. After all, we've witnessed it on many fields already.
Take a look back at some of our past research on field peas and chickpeas, as well as some words from chickpea producer Jeff Gross and his experience using ACF-SR on his farm.
Image above: Dr. Bill Hamman and Scottie Walker inspecting ACF-SR field pea trial plots in 2019.