Funds secured for pulses R&D

The Processors & Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has secured funding for several projects for next year, technical director Anthony Biddle has revealed.

Biddle, speaking last month at a Vegetable Agronomists Association meeting, said the PGRO will be working on two Horticultural Development Company (HDC) trials, including a three-year test on vining peas that will include downy and powdery mildew tests.

There will also be a broad bean project looking at yield, pod length and pod/seed ratios that will run over two years and include up to 12 varieties. The PGRO is also taking part in a HortLINK project on vining peas and marrowfat peas, in partnership with the John Innes Centre, the Food & Environment Research Agency, Limagrain and Birdseye.


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