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To grow pulses successfully growers and their advisors need access to sound information and expert agronomic advice.

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.

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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. 

Peas (pisum sativum) are grown either for combining dry seed (combining peas) or harvesting fresh as a vegetable or for freezing (vining peas).