Processors and Growers Research Organisation add pea event date

PGRO has added a Pulse Roadshow workshop to its 2015 calendar.


 

The series of winter Pulse Roadshows give arable farmers and agronomists an update on options for profitable pea and bean cropping for the coming season.

They are presented across the country by PGRO and Syngenta. The meetings will cover all aspects of the crops’ agronomy and marketing.

 

Events are held at 4pm-6.15pm, with dates arranged on 21 January at Haycock Hotel in Peterborough, 29 January Mahnolia Park in Boarstall, 4 February at Madeley Court Hotel in Telford, 5 February at Ravenwood Hall in Bury St Edmunds, 10 February at Parsonage Country Hotel in York and 12 February at Ashford Cattle Market in Kent.

 

Pulse crops will have an increasingly important role to help growers meet the three-crop rule and Environmental Focus Area requirements, said Syngenta vegetable technical manager Pete Saunders. Spring cropping is also a key element in the rotational battle with blackgrass.

 

He said: "For many growers, beans were once again among the best performing crops for yield and profitability this harvest, with continued strong demand. The agronomy advice provided by the Pulse Roadshows has been instrumental in helping achieve the consistency and reliability from the crops’ potential.

 

"This year’s events will be especially valuable for growers now looking to add peas or beans in their cropping plans."

 

Presentations will include the advice and topical tips of PGRO herbicide specialist, Jim Scrimshaw, to maximise the potential for weed control in pulses, whilst Kerry Maguire and Becky Ward will give details about recent developments in plant disease and nutrient research, as well as the latest advice to successfully tackle bruchid beetle and other pests.

 

Other speakers will include Graham Redman of Andersons, addressing the impacts of CAP reform, and BEPA offering an insight to profitable pulse marketing. 



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