Dyson Farming Research leading the way in boosting sustainable pulse production
Dyson Farming Research and University of Lincoln have collaborated to successfully secure funding from Innovate UK for a project which will help boost the productivity and sustainability of growing pulse crops.
Multi-location field trials hosted at Dyson Farming Ltd will test novel agronomic and growing techniques with the aim to maximise the genetic potential and reduce the carbon emissions in pulse crops.
The project will incorporate methods that help us to further understand the impact of variety choice, seed treatments, foliar nutrition and biostimulants, on the yield, sustainability, and nutritional content of a pulse crop.
Richard Meredith, Head of Dyson Farming Research, said, “Pulses have been grown in the UK for centuries and, as nitrogen-fixing legumes, they fit well with the government and farming industry’s objectives for sustainable production and net-zero emissions over the coming next decades. We’re excited to be working with the team at University of Lincoln to gain a deeper understanding of how our growing techniques impact on the functionality and nutritional value of pulse crops”
The results from this project will also be shared with Dyson Farming Research members at its upcoming technical events. For more information on membership, contact Richard Meredith at Richard.Meredith@dysonfarming.com or 07717 493015.
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