Prime time for the perfect pre-harvest.

Because pulse crops mature from the bottom up, a pre-harvest herbicide can dry down any green material at the top, improving crop uniformity and harvest efficiency. It’s critical to apply at the proper timing, since once applied, a pre-harvest herbicide will immediately begin to dry down the crop– no matter the stage of development. If one is applied too early, it can affect yield, reduce seed size and even exceed maximum residue limits.

Learn more about pre-harvest staging.

Watch for your cue.

Be sure to scout regularly when the colour of your fields start to turn. Look for visual cues that indicate your crop is ready for a pre-harvest herbicide application. For peas, apply your pre-harvest herbicide when 75% of the pods have turned colour, and the peas in the remaining green pods are firm.

Heat LQ

Applied pre-harvest, Heat® LQ speeds up crop and weed dry down to improve uniformity, harvestability and storability. Tank mixed with glyphosate for control of broadleaf and perennial weeds, Heat LQ helps start your fields off cleaner next season.

Being drained never looked so good.

See how Heat LQ delivers rapid dry down of both peas and weeds, improving your crop’s harvestability.

  • Perennial weed efficacy - spring after application
  • Comparison of field peas, 7 days after application
  • Wild Buckwheat - 14 days after treatment
  • Spiny annual sow thistle and cleavers - 14 days after treatment


Canada accounts for 39% of the world’s lentil production1 and global demand for this high-commodity crop won’t be slowing down anytime soon. To maximize your crop quality and yield, learn how you can tackle key challenges at every stage of your production.

1 Pulse Canada, 2010.

Stay ahead of the disease curve.

Looking for innovative and effective protection against foliar diseases? Check out our pulse fungicide offerings designed to maximize your peas’ yield and quality.

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