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 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.