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Pushing Pulse Yields Together

We are on a mission to increase the national yields of field beans and combining peas.

Together with growers, industry experts and agronomists, we plan to uncover key aspects of high yielding, profitable pulse crops and to help further unlock some of their untapped yield potential.

Sharing why and how farmers grow peas and beans, best practice advice, and fresh insight, we aim to develop a new knowledge hub for those wanting to get the most from their pulse crops.

Pulse Check 2021 Survey – the results are in

Thank you all those who took part in our 2021 pulses survey. 145 growers shared their views on why and how they grow pulses. Click below to see the results and look out for upcoming deep dives into the findings.

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Pulse Check

Each month we’ll be checking in with pulse growers up and down the country to find out why they grow peas and beans, how they get he best from them and how their pulse crops are looking this season.

July 2021 Pulse Check

July 2021 Pulse Check

Tony Nugent, Fethard, Winter Beans

This month’s Pulse Check features Tony Nugent, agronomist and arable manager in Fethard, County Tipperary.

The land Tony manages is part of the Coolmore estate, an operation best known as world leaders in the bloodstock industry. Coolmore has bases in America and Australia, as well as in Ireland where they predominantly grow grass for the horses. The company also has around 5,000 acres in cereal production.

June 2021 Pulse Check

June 2021 Pulse Check

James Loder-Symonds, Kent, Winter & spring beans

In this issue of ‘Pulse Check’ we speak with James Loder-Symonds, one of the directors of Nonington Farms Limited.

Traditionally the land was farmed on a high input / high output basis but today James is on the path towards regenerative agriculture. Profit per hectare is what is important, along with the sustainability of production systems.

May 2021 Pulse Check

May 2021 Pulse Check

Roger Seed, Oxfordshire, Combining peas & spring beans

In the third of our series, we catch up with agronomist, farm business adviser and third generation farmer, Roger Seed.

We find out why they are thinking of switching from peas to spring beans, why they favour seed crop production, and how they get the best out of each crop.

April 2021 Pulse Check

April 2021 Pulse Check

Chris Eglington, Norfolk, Combining peas

In the second of our series, we catch up with pea grower, Chris Eglington and find out why peas are an essential crop within his rotation.

“You can’t consider the benefits of peas in isolation; on their own peas don’t produce the margins, but as part of the whole rotation, they improve the margins of all the other crops”

March 2021 Pulse Check

March 2021 Pulse Check

Richard Hinchliffe, South Yorkshire, Winter beans

First up is Richard Hinchliffe from South Yorkshire. On his 560 acre family farm he has 75ha of Tundra beans – a variety of winter beans that can be grown for human consumption.

We caught up with him to see how his winter beans were looking this season and to find out how he manages to consistently achieve yields of 7 t/ha!

PGRO’s top tips on getting the most out of pulse crops

Earlier this season, we were delighted to be joined by Dr Becky Howard and Dr Lea Herold in a series of a webinars on how to get the most out of field beans and combining peas. The webinar recordings can be found below, along with a written synopsis of the key points.

Chocolate spot control in beans

Despite the loss of chlorothalonil (CTL), growers still have effective options for controlling chocolate spot, one of two dominant diseases in beans. Capable of completely defoliating crops and causing yield losses of 50% or more, it is a potentially margin-sapping disease. Follow the link below to read the full article on Farmers Guardian.

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Pulses News

Explore the latest Pulses Real Results news & updates here

Signum®

Signum® is our well proven fungicide for pulses, controlling all the major diseases in peas and beans and providing the best return on investment compared to alternatives.

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Nirvana®

Nirvana® is the market leading pre-emergence herbicide for peas and beans, protecting against the widest range of weeds during the critical crop establishment phase.

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Pea & Bean YENS

We are proud sponsors of the Pea & Bean YENS, benchmarking initiatives coordinated by ADAS and PGRO that are striving to close the gap between potential and current pea and bean yields.

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PGRO website

Have you seen PGRO’s new website? A fantastic resource for all those interested in the UK pulse crop.

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