Pulse-crop inoculant gets bulked up

Becker Underwood has launched its Nodulator granular pea and lentil inoculant in an 800-pound tote form.

“The Q-Pak is a response to grower demand for more convenient packaging to increase efficiency during seeding while maintaining or improving product quality,” Ferdie Schneidersmann, the company’s director of marketing, said in a release Monday.

Nodulator, already packaged in liquid, sterile peat or granular formulations for pulse growers, will be available only in a granular formulation for the Q-Pak soft-sided tote, which contains enough of the product to cover 160 acres, the company said.

Nodulator is a rhizobial strain marketed to pea, lentil and chickpea growers as a way to boost nodulation and nitrogen fixation.

The Iowa-based company, whose Canadian operations are headquartered in Saskatoon, markets a number of inoculants, nematodes and other agricultural and horticultural products such as seed coatings and colorants.

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