Organic Pulses Regional Variety Trial in 2022 (first in Alberta)
MARA in collaboration with Alberta Pulse Growers designed this variety trial program. Plant breeders have suggested that the varieties that perform best on organic farms may not be the same as
on conventional farms, and those organic farmers may benefit from using varieties bred specifically for organic systems. Variety trials can help growers identify alternative varieties with similar or superior qualities to dropped standard varieties by seed catalogs. In addition, variety trials as part of your annual farm plan can help to identify varieties well-suited to the agro-climatic conditions of Mackenzie County.