Originally developed in 2009, this technical manual is a result of the combined efforts of the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council (USADPLC) staff, the US Dry Bean Council (USDBC) staff, and members of the U.S. pulse industry. In 2016 with support from the Montana Specialty Crop Block Grant, USADPLC with the staff of Northern Crops Institute and researchers at North Dakota State University to updated the content in chapters 2, 4, 5, and 6. Thank you to Aidin Milani of Buhler, Inc. in providing updates to chapter 4.

Special recognition is owed to the Northern Crops Institute staff, particularly Dr. Mehmet C. Tulbek, who conducted much of the research that informs this manual, and Dr. Senay Simsek of North Dakota State University. In addition, Tim Welsh, USADPLC Southeast Asia Representative, and his team spearheaded the technical application seminars and projects completed on pea-based beverages, baby foods, biscuits, etc. He was gracious enough to supply the results from those projects for reference in this manual.

Special thanks are extended to the AgriSource team in Bangkok, Thailand, most notably Dee Richmond and Katanchalee Dew who reviewed each chapter of the manual, and to Chris Wolf and Alan Turover of the Turover Straus Group for help with emerging market trends and formulations. For their invaluable help on extruded products, thanks go out to Dr. Jose De J Berrios of USDA-ARS-WRRC and Dr. Juming Tang of Washington State University.

Thanks are also due to David Oien of Timeless Foods for his assistance with the details on organic pulse production. We thank the Global Broad-Based Initiative Program, which, through the Foreign Agriculture Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provided a grant award to support the development of the manual. Thanks also to the members of the Domestic Marketing Committee without whose participation and support this manual would not have been possible. Washington State funds for this manual to be distributed were matched with Federal funds under the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Finally, our appreciation goes out to the staff at Edelman for creation of the manual.