The PGRO Agronomy Guide has been the authoritative reference for all pulse growers for many years. It has now been put online in an updated and expanded format that includes the PGRO Technical Updates.
Roger Vickers, PGRO Chief Executive explains: “the new online guide means the information is available to growers 24-7 via the PGRO web site.
“It is the up to date, authoritative guide to agronomy and varieties of combining peas, field beans and other pulse crops for growers, agronomists and others.
“Unlike the printed guide, which had an annual update, the new Guide can be updated regularly with changes in inputs, agronomy and research.
“It also has a greatly extended content as the information from the Technical Updates, previously on the PGRO web site, have been integrated into the online guide.”
Topics included are husbandry, choice of varieties, weed control, pests & diseases, harvesting, drying and storage. There are also sections for organic pulses, soya, lupins and navy beans as well as reference charts for growth stages.
Growers can use the interactive features so that, for example, clicking on details of a weed or pest brings up an identifying reference picture. This feature is available now and will be enhanced as the Guide is developed further.
It is a perfect complement to the PGRO APP launched two years ago, which is a mobile interactive version of the agronomy guide with reporting functions.
“The Vining Pea Technical Updates section of the web site is retained as a resource for vining peas, broad beans, green beans and runner beans,” adds Mr Vickers.
The Agronomy Guide can be found at https://www.pgro.org/pulse-agronomy-guide/