Processors and Growers Research Organisation

Online Pulse Agronomy Guide

PGRO team contacts & information

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:

  • Full access to the PGRO website ( and to all the updates, technical information and associated services provided there. Telephone and farm visit support is also available.

  • The PGRO is accessible for two-way communication via social media on twitter@pgroresearch, and PGRO Crop Updates are emailed throughout the growing season to highlight topical issues.

  • Pulse Market Updates are published and circulated on a monthly basis to registered members along with the Pulse Magazine in spring, summer and winter.


The Recommended List (RL) 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 RL trials are designed, located, coordinated, managed, analysed, monitored and reported by the PGRO team. NIAB validate the data independently. The PVC (Pulse Variety Committee) sits each autumn to evaluate the trials results and consider variety performance.

The outcome of these discussions decides the status of a variety on the RL. The PVC is made up of independent representatives from the industry, growers, advisors, traders, administrators and agronomists operating and guided by the PGRO team.

In the compilation of the RL the PGRO gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organisations providing sites and support for its trials:
Wherry and Sons Ltd, Limagrain UK Ltd, 3D thinking.

Sub-Contractors are:LimagrainUK Ltd, NIAB, SACCS,  LSPlantBreedingLtd andPearceSeeds.