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Pulse roadshow dates and venues

PGRO will be holding a series of joint pulse roadshows in January and February, in partnership with Syngenta, starting in York on Tuesday 22nd January and ending in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 6th February.

Following on from a difficult autumn for combinable crop establishment, these meetings will be of particular use if you are looking at adding peas or beans to your cropping plans for 2013, comments Roger Vickers, PGRO Chief Executive.

The roadshows will give you the opportunity to learn more about the potential role for legumes within the rotation and give you the chance to quiz the experts from PGRO and Syngenta about the latest developments in the crop.

The following topics will be covered during each roadshow:

Introduction Roger Vickers, CEO, PGRO

Pulse markets/ Farmers story 2012 Andy Bury / Mark Wells

Opportunities for blackgrass control with pulses Jim Scrimshaw, PGRO

Crop protection update – Syngenta

Varieties, plant population and drilling date interactions Steve Belcher / Anthony Biddle, PGRO

Disease control, pest control and soil nitrogen supply Kerry Maguire / Becky Ward, PGRO

Rotational gross margins with pulses – Ron Stobart, National Agronomy Centre

Attendance is free of charge, with meetings beginning at 10am or 4pm depending on venue. All meetings will end with a pie and pea meal, and NROSO and BASIS points will also be available.

Pulse growers, potential growers and all those who are interested in the crop are invited to attend and can visit the PGRO web site ( to download the full details and booking form, adds Mr Vickers.

Dates and venues:

22nd January Escrick, York

23rd January PGRO, Thornhaugh

29th January Chipping Norton, Oxon

30th January Shifnal, Shropshire

6th February Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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