Desiccation and harvest of field peas


Field peas must be harvested on time to produce high quality seed for human food markets, to maximise yield and lift profits. Field peas are more susceptable to weather damage than cereals hence delays in harvesting lead to serious deterioration of quality, shattering and loss of yield.

This Pulse point includes the following topics concerning field peas:

  • desiccation
  • timing of desiccation
  • when to start harvesting
  • harvesting
  • storage


Factsheet 05 Second Edition

Published: 01 Aug 1999