Lentil is a uniquely suited and profitable rotational crop within the dryland wheat systems of the northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest. However, root rot is a major threat to the lentil industry in North America and worldwide. Fusarium is the most predominant and difficult to manage of the root rot causing fungi and there are very few effective management options.

This project seeks to develop IPM management strategies for crop rotations that include lentils for the Northern Region and was implemented as a direct result of the Pest Management Strategic Plan for Pulse Crops published in 2017 which took into account numerous discussions with growers, seed dealers, crop consultants, grower organizations, Farm Service Agency and financial institutions.

This project was funded by a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture: U.S. Department of Agriculture.