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Though peas and beans have long been a trusted part of cropping rotations, it is perhaps only recently that the scope and value of their potential is being realised.

This guide is designed to be a starting point for livestock farmers who may be looking at ways to reduce the carbon emissions associated with their businesses and see pulse crops as an option to do so. 

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