How do peas react to hail, anybody have experience with this? Stems are partially broken off.
I found out that hail on peas is more critical than other crops like cereal grains or canola. Plants like canola will still branch off when early season. Peas on the other hand seem to be more prone to getting disease, and not recover from to much damage.
peas suffer more to hail, at any stage, than any other crop out there. hope you have decent insurance been there before.
In your photo where the stem is damaged it will remain a wilted access point for disease throughout the season. The pea plant will continue to grow above that point as a relatively normal plant but it will not stand, plants will grow tilted and laid out. I wouldn’t put the money into fungicide as the peas will not stand regardless. It will still produce a crop but tune up the flex header