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Northern Seed Extra: New yellow peas are resistant to powdery mildew.

September 28, 2017

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DISEASE RESISTANCE: Two new yellow peas from Pulse USA are resistant to downy mildew.

Pulse USA, Bismarck, N.D., has two new yellow field peas with resistance to powdery mildew. They are LG Amigo and LG Sunrise.

LG Amigo has very good standability, is early-to-medium maturity and medium seed size. It has a large canopy that shades out weeds.

LG Sunrise is rated very good to excellent in standability. It is medium maturity and has small- to small-medium-size seed.

Powdery mildew is a fungal growth that may be caused by cool temperatures with high humidity. Symptoms can include white powdery spots (may be rubbed off), fungal spots that will expand and can cause chlorotic plant tissue, and infection on pods that may cause a gray-brown discoloration of seeds. In non-resistant varieties, this disease is most prevalent in late-planted fields.

For more information, contact Pulse USA, Bismarck, N.D., at 888-530-0734 or see pulseusa.com

Source: Nicole Braun, Pulse crop specialist, Pulse USA

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