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      Impact of microfluidization on colloidal properties of insoluble pea protein fractions

      Microfluidization is a technique commonly used to disrupt and homogenize dispersions such as oil-in-water emulsions or cellular suspensions. In this study, we investigated its ability to alter the physicochemical properties of plant-derived insoluble protein aggregates such as those found in pea protein extracts. Insoluble pea protein dispersions (5% w/w, pH...

      Nitrogen partitioning and isotopic fractionation in dairy cows consuming diets based on a range of contrasting forages

      Nine multiparous Holstein-Friesian cows (initially 97 d in milk), were used in a. 3 x 3 lattice square design experiment with 4-wk periods. All cows received 4 kg/d concentrates and dietary treatments were based on silages offered ad libitum: perennial ryegrass (PRO); timothy (TIM); tall fescue (TF); red clover (RC); red clover/corn silage mixture [40/60 on ...

      The environmental role of protein crops in the new common agricultural policy

      This study provides an overview of the development and environmental effects of protein crop production in Europe. Nine policy options for supporting protein crops are presented: six inside the CAP, and three outside. We recommend an integrated policy approach combining the inclusion of protein crops into greening measures, investment in research and constra...

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        Symposium: Soy in the Anthropocene

        Symposium: Soy in the Anthropocene

        Registration is open for the hybrid (on site and online) conference on 3 November 2021, organised by the Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (KIOES) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW). The conference discusses how soy emerged from a regional...

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        Haberlandt Award for soybean research in Europe and China

        Haberlandt Award for soybean research in Europe and China

        The Haberlandt Award recognises outstanding achievements in soybean research in Europe and China. This price is awarded by the Donau Soja Association in cooperation with the Soybean speciality committee of the Crop Science Society of China.  Who can apply? The award...

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        Visit of Soybean Experimental Station Pavlikeni, Bulgaria

        Visit of Soybean Experimental Station Pavlikeni, Bulgaria

        From June 16th to 18 th 2021, a delegation of the  Donau Soja Moldova network visited the Experimental Soybean Station in Pavlikeni, Bulgaria. The purpose of the visit was to observe how Moldovan soybean varieties grow under the climatic conditions present at the...

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            Production of soybean seeds

            The use of high-quality seed is particularly important for the success of a soybean crop. In this video, the experts from Centre for Agricultural Technology Augustenberg (LTZ) explain what to look for in soybean seed production.

            Legume protein from Brandenburg

            Field trials on grain legumes have been conducted at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) for many years. In this video, Moritz Reckling and Kathleen Karges give insights into their research o...

            Using grain legumes in marine fish diets

            In this video, THESGI Agricultural Cooperative of Thessaly in cooperation with NIREUS Aquaculture S.A. demonstrate a win-win market for legumes and fish producers. Taking into acc...