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      Utilising the pre-crop effect of grain legumes

      The pre-crop effect of legumes is the positive effect a legume crop has on the performance of the following crop. This effect on the following crop, usually a cereal, is often presented as a reason to grow legumes. Full use of this pre-crop effect requires a good understanding of its size and its causes. Factors affecting this include the site conditions, cr...

      Intercropping legumes with rapeseed to reduce nitrogen and pesticide use in a 10-year diversified cropping system in Champagne, France

      In Champagne, cropping systems are dominated by a 4-year rotation including 5 crops (wheat - spring barley - beetroot – rapeseed – wheat). It requires relatively high levels of mineral nitrogen (N) inputs and pesticides to control weeds (knotweed, lamb's quarters, bedstraw and vulpine), some of which are becoming herbicide-resistant. Rapeseed is well-suited ...

      Intercropping legumes with rapeseed to reduce nitrogen inputs and pesticide use and improve profitability

      9-year diversified cropping system in Berry, France
      Rotations in the Berry region are dominated by a 3-year cropping system (rapeseed – wheat - barley) which requires relatively high levels of nitrogen (N) inputs and pesticides, especially herbicides to control weeds such as bedstraw, vulpine, etc., some of which are becoming resistant. 10-year projections of this system show that weed pressure could raise th...

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        Introduction to the Legume Hub

        What is the Legume Hub?  Who does it serve?  How can you get involved? Watch our introduction video! The purpose of the Legume Hub is to empower all interested in the development of legume crop production and use by providing access to validated knowledge. It is a...

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        World Soybean Research Conference, 18-23 June 2023

        World Soybean Research Conference, 18-23 June 2023

        The World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC11) will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 18 - 23 June 2023.   Dear colleagues and guests, on behalf of the conference committees and the Donau Soja Association, the hosting institution, I feel truly honored and...

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        Analysis of grain legumes and legume feed products

        Analysis of grain legumes and legume feed products

        Donau Soja tailored, in collaboration with the German company Evonik Industries, an exclusive and innovative offer for analysing grain legumes and legume feed products. It is also applicable for example for cereals or corn.  More transparency and information about...

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            Plant proteins in ruminant nutrition

            Dr Lorna MacPherson presents on the role plant proteins in ruminant diets. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

            Plant proteins in food policy

            Professor Mads Fischer-Moller's presentation focuses on how is approaching plant proteins for human consumption. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

            Pulses in monogastric rations

            Professor Jos Houdijk's presentation focuses on the opportunities for replacing soya with other legumes. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

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