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image of lentil plantPulses are a growing factor in Montana and North Dakota agriculture. As producers seek ways to diversify and enhance the profitability of their farming operations, alternative crops are assuming a greater role.  With rapid expansion in recent years, pulses are one of the success stories.

Adaptation Pulses are a cool-season legume generally well adapted to the climate and soils of the northern Plains states.  Agronomic and cultural practices (seeding, fertilization, weed, disease and insect control, and harvesting practices) related to successful pulse production are are discusssed in publications throughout our website.

When considering planting pulses - producers should consider:
  • Economic Benefits
  • Rotational Benefits
  • Costs of Production
  • Contracts
  • Pulse Processors/Elevators