Pulse export crisis looms

Frank Vandenameele inspects for dockage on red lentils at Prairie Pulse in Vanscoy, Sask., Feb. 3. Exports of crops such as this one have been threatened by a demand from India that pulse crops be fumigated before entering the country. | William DeKay photo

By Sean Pratt, The Western Producer, February 9, 2017 

Industry scrambles as India declines another extension to deal with fumigation

A policy shift in India is jeopardizing a $1 billion export market for Canadian pulses.

India’s plant quarantine directorate has announced it will not extend an exemption to its methyl bromide fumigation policy.

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