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Peas Research

Peas have a relatively short season and are a popular vegetable over the summer months. Most peas grown in New Zealand are eaten processed.

In 2015 the total tonnage grown was 66,500 tonnes and $84.8m FOB was exported.

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Improved pea production for sustainable arable farming: MAF SFF project – first annual report
Date 2016-08-15 16:11:24
This report begins with a literature review of Ascochyta blight on peas. Two field trials, carried out on commercial farms during the 2004-05 growing season, are then described, and the extensive data sets from these are presented and discussed.

Improved pea production for sustainable arable farming development of ascochyta blight epidemics year 3 results
Date 2016-07-22 16:20:53
This report outline the project “Epidemic development of ascochyta blight” which completes the third and last year of work in the MAF Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) project “Improved pea production for sustainable arable farming”. The main conclusion from this trial was that the sowing date had a major influence on final yield; early sown crops (August) had greater yields than later-sown crops (sown in September and October).
Field evaluations of effect of seed fungicide treatment on seedling establishment
Date 2016-07-22 16:20:52
This report outlines the project “Epidemic development of ascochyta blight”, which completes the third and last year of work in the MAF Sustainable Farming Fund project “improved pea production for sustainable arable farming”. Based on the findings we recommend that fungicide seed treatments should continue to be routinely used for peas because they provide worthwhile insurance against soilborne seedling diseases that can harm seedling establishment, and provide some protection against epidemics of downy mildew in young crops.