Growers of peas and beans qualify for membership of the PGRO by virtue of the small voluntary levy on produce sold through the merchant trade. Grower membership of the PGRO means that advice from the PGRO team is only a phone call away. There are also these other benefits:
The Descriptive List (DL) tables contained within this agronomy guide are independently produced by the PGRO. The PGRO is in part funded by the voluntary levy received from growers trading pulse crops in the UK. The DL trials are designed, located, coordinated, managed, analysed, monitored and reported by the PGRO team. NIAB validate the data independently. Data is presented to the breeders and agents and discussions between PGRO and these parties about variety performance are held.
The outcome of these discussions decides the status of a variety on the DL.
In the compilation of the DL the PGRO gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organisations in providing sites and support for its trials:
BSPB, 3D thinking.
Sub-Contractors are: NIAB, LS Plant Breeding Ltd and Agrii.