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PGRO have conducted trials testing a range of biostimulants on spring beans, vining peas and combining peas in seasons from 2018 to 2021.

In summary, Take-off ST, Phorce and Serenade showed a small consistent benefit to yield over all trials in both peas and beans. Phorce demonstrated significant suppression of downy mildew in beans but not peas.

Read the full reports at https://www.pgro.org/research-publications/

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Biostimulants are increasingly available and are now widely marketed to farmers. While the jury is still out on a definitive definition, most definitions of biostimulants explain that they should stimulate plant nutrition processes independently of the product’s nutrient content with the aim of improving one or more of the following characteristics: nutrient efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress, and/or quality.

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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.

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Results from 2020 Biostimulants trials on peas & beans

Report from 2018

Results from 2019 Biostimulants trial on beans & peas