Sales of lentils has been strong, the split is about half and half CDC Simmie CL and CDC Proclaim CL Small Red Lentils. Proclaim is the industry standard and Simmie is the up and coming variety that may have a yield edge. As you can see from the top chart, if you are growing CDC Maxim CL in Alberta you are not taking advantage of about $50-90 per ac!
For non lentil growers Red Lentils cost about half of peas to grow due to lower use rates but grading can be riskier, crop is close to the ground and disease can be more of a risk with lentils.
CDC Lima CL Large Green Lentil sales have been slow but they can be more risky vs Red Lentils to grow. Lima yield reports vs other greens have been very good! It seems the CL yield drag in large greens is not the case with Lima.
Blair Balog - Seed Specialist at Stamp Seeds
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