PGRO's Pulse Agronomy Guide provides useful information on successfully cultivating pulse crops. Pulses are competitive and profitable against other arable crops on the farm – and have a very positive effect on the whole farm rotation, providing substantial benefits to subsequent crops - particularly cereals or oilseeds.
To grow pulses successfully growers and their advisors need access to sound information and expert agronomic advice.
Pulses are leguminous crops harvested for dry protein-rich seed, with peas (pisum sativum) and beans (vicia faba) being the major crops in the UK.
As the UK's centre of excellence for peas and beans, the PGRO has a long and highly valued track record of providing authoritative, up to date information and project work based on solid, reliable research.
Field beans (vicia faba) are a widely grown break crop across the UK on around 170,000 ha.