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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 the key aspects of high yielding, profitable pulse crops and to help further unlock some of their untapped yield potential.

Sharing current best practice advice, seasonal updates and agronomic approaches of growers, as well as new research and findings, we aim to develop a simple, yet comprehensive knowledge hub to serve as an additional resource to experienced and new pea and bean growers, wanting to get the most from their pulse crops.

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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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.

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!

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”

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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Bean YEN

We are proud sponsors of the Bean YEN, a benchmarking initiative coordinated by ADAS and PGRO that is striving to close the gap between potential and current bean yields. Registration closes on 15th June and sponsored places may still be available.

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Pea YEN

We are proud sponsors of the Pea YEN, a benchmarking initiative coordinated by ADAS and PGRO that is striving to close the gap between potential and current pea yields. Registration closes on 15th June and sponsored places may still be available.

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