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Processors and Growers Research Organisation Company Profile

10:35 EDT 21st September 2018 | BioPortfolio

Applied research is the prime activity of PGRO and undertaken on a national basis. Some trials are undertaken by PGRO's own team of technical staff whilst others are contracted to appropriate bodies.
The programme is reviewed annually by expert representatives from all sides of the industry, with guidance from the Director and senior members of staff.
PGRO through crop levies funds Recommended List variety trials for Peas, Spring beans and Winter beans. Descriptive List work is also conducted for Spring lupins.
Most of the research is undertaken through field trials and experiments and about half of these are conducted on the Organisation's trial ground at Thornhaugh, 8 miles west of Peterborough. The remainder are located in the main production areas to take into account differences in climate and soil types.
Investigations include:
The evaluation of new crop protection products and their development, in association with manufacturers
The evaluation of new varieties in a range of environments
The study of seed vigour, health and protection
Husbandry requirements for each crop
The control and commercial significance of pests, diseases and disorders
Machinery evaluation

Location

The Research StationGreat North Road
Thornhaugh
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE8 6HJ
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone: 44(0) 1780 782585
Fax: 44(0) 1780 783993
Email: info@pgro.org


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