We could see a bit of a shift in pulse acres this year, as compared to last year.

Sherrilyn Phelps is the Agronomy and Seed Program Manager with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.

She says there's a lot of interest in some area areas of the province around faba bean production.

"Huge nitrogen fixation capacity, it's the highest nitrogen fixing grain crop that we grow here on the prairies. It has a high moisture requirement so you need good moisture to get yields that are economical to grow the crop and the second it it can be sensitive to heat."

She says they've see a real interest in soybeans for the coming year as well.

"It's more of a newer crop to Saskatchewan, some of it's a fall out from the increased acres in Manitoba. The southeast corner of the province has been wetter and they've been able to grow soybeans successfully. Last year was a tremendous year for soybeans in terms of the yields they got off and the economics so it's just another attractive crop for growers."

Market Analyst Larry Weber's column in the latest 'Pulse Market Report' suggests, that the seeded acreage forecasts in Saskatchewan for this spring have been declining steadily in peas and lentils, while rising marginally for chickpeas and soybeans.

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