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Increased field bean and combining pea area in 2016

Increased field bean and combining pea area in 2016

A significant 5% increase in the 2016 field bean area, plus a substantial 18% increase in the combining pea area in the DEFRA June Survey, underlines the fact that the picture for pulses is very healthy, reports PGRO Chief Executive Roger Vickers. “As the pulse harvest progresses northwards into Scotland, we see pulse yield levels […]

Growing confidence in pulse crop reflected at PGRO AGM and Field Day

Growing confidence in pulse crop reflected at PGRO AGM and Field Day

The UK pulse industry is looking ahead with growing confidence as the excellent performance and returns for the 2014 crop are carried forward to the 2015 crop and beyond. This was the strong message from Roger Vickers, PGRO Chief Executive, speaking at the organisations’s AGM and Pulse Field Day held at Stubton, Notts. “In 2014, […]

PGRO give timely advice on desiccation of combining peas and field beans

PGRO give timely advice on desiccation of combining peas and field beans

“Ideally, both combining peas and field beans are direct combined without the need for desiccation as this adds to costs and application causes crop loss,” advises Jim Scrimshaw, PGRO Principal Technical Officer. “However, this is not always possible, and some crops which are weedy and/or are ripening unevenly will benefit from the timely use of […]

PGRO/BEPA Pulse Market Update

Summary 30th March saw USDA’s Prospective Plantings Survey and maize acres are predicted to rise more than soybeans, but soybean production is likely to increase – but not sufficiently to meet demand, hence the recent CBOT price increases of $80/tonne since New Year. This is also keeping oilseed prices firm in UK/Europe where there are […]

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