Select a Site:


CHOOSE ANOTHER CROP

Pulses

Pulses

Pulses are unique in that they produce most of their own nitrogen through rhizobium — a main reason why they’re commonly grown to help improve soil health. Inoculants can provide an added rhizobium boost for optimal growth, while nutrient use efficiency products can help ensure pulses are getting adequate levels of other key nutrients.


Application Guidelines Legend
  • Ask a Specialist

    Ask a Specialist

  • Broadcast

    Broadcast

  • Fertigation

    Fertigation

  • Foliar

    Foliar

  • In-Furrow

    In-Furrow

  • Inoculant

    Inoculant

  • Post-harvest

    Post-harvest

  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants



  • Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

    • Fertigation
    Learn More

  • AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

    • Broadcast
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

    • Broadcast
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

    • Fertigation
    Learn More

  • Moist Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Solu-Grade® Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Standard Monohydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Granular Monohydrate

    • Ask a Specialist
    Learn More

  • Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • Guard-N® is an inoculant that helps improve nitrogen uptake in over 60 common legume garden crops, including beans, peas, lima beans and soybeans.

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
    Learn More

  • Intracept™ offers a proprietary blend of micronutrients to help optimize growth and uniformity in specialty crops through improved nutrient efficiency.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    Learn More

  • More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager reduces farm odors while protecting your manure’s phosphorus and nitrogen for improved plant uptake.

    • Ask a Specialist
    Learn More

  • N-Charge® is a premium peat inoculant specially formulated to increase seed adhesion for peas, lentils, dry edible beans, chickpeas and garbanzo beans.

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
    Learn More

  • N-Dure™ is one of the most economical planter box inoculants on the market, improving nitrogen fixation in alfalfa, soybeans and other legumes.

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
    Learn More

  • N-Take™ is a premium liquid inoculant for legumes that improves their nitrogen uptake, enhancing their root mass, growth and yield potential.

    • In-Furrow
    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
    Learn More

  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • PolyAmines are amino acid chelated micronutrients designed to prevent or correct trace element deficiencies at all stages of plant growth.

    • Ask a Specialist
    • Broadcast
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    Learn More

  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    Learn More

  • Primo is a premium, concentrated liquid inoculant designed with pulse crops in mind.

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
    Learn More

  • Primo GX2 is an in-furrow, multi-action granular inoculant that brings more nitrogen to the plant and performs well in harsh planting conditions.

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
    Learn More

  • Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

    • Fertigation
    Learn More

  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • Take Off® LS is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

Key Considerations for Pulse Crops

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Pulses are commonly used as a rotation crop to improve soil health, since they produce most of their own nitrogen through rhizobium. Inoculants can improve nitrogen creation, but be sure to ensure that the proper inoculant is used for the crop grown.

SOIL AND TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS

Pulses can be grown in a wide range of soils, from sandy to heavy black soils. While the ideal soil is typically well-drained loam, it does vary between different types of pulse crops. Pulses do well in soils with lots of microorganisms and require a pH at or near 6.7 for optimal growth and nutrient availability. Additionally, they utilize moisture very efficiently, and are tolerant to moderate drought stress.

PEST MANAGEMENT

Fortunately, pulses are fairly tolerant to insect and pest damage, but insecticides can be used if insect populations are particularly high. If your pulses are experiencing disease pressure, fungicide along with an integrated pest management plan is key.

Key Nutrients

  • N fixation can be an issue if there are high residual N levels in the soil.
  • Phosphorus — Proper phosphorus levels are essential for plant development and can help ensure N fixation.
  • Micronutrients — Pulses are good at absorbing the micronutrients they need from the soil.

Latest blog posts

“My mother always had a garden and wanted to impress upon my brother and I that food doesn’t really come from a grocery store,” he says. “I also remember, quite clearly, the germination experiments they have you do in kindergarten with a dried bean and a wet paper towel. From that moment, I’ve been enamored […]

Verdesian Life Sciences’ Trident™ nitrogen stabilizing solution product was named one of 10 finalists for The Scoop/Farm Journal’s “2021 New Product of the Year.” The winner will be chosen by vote; the deadline to vote is January 1, 2022. To qualify for this recognition, each of the 10 products had to be available for stocking for […]

Josh Abdo may be fairly new to agriculture, but in a very short time, the Iowa City, IA, native has not only jumped into the industry, but has embraced his role at Verdesian Life Sciences. Abdo joined the company earlier this year as Product Line Manager in the Marketing department. In his role, he oversees […]