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A look at what agronomic practices influence protein in pulse crops


October 16, 2019
By Alberta Agriculture

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As interest grows in plant-based proteins, Mark Olson, unit head of the Pulse Crops Cropping Systems section with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, takes a look at what agronomic practices can influence protein in pulse crops.

“Numerous factors influence the final protein content in the seed,” Olson explains. “While genetics plays a large role, other factors such as environment, rhizobia establishment, disease, insect pests, soil types, nutrient levels and organic matter per cent (OM%) are important to maximize protein levels.” | READ MORE