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      Irrigation of lupin

      An experiment in Greece
      White lupin (Lupinus albus) is a good source of protein for animal feed and stands out as an alternative to soybean in the local market. However, the cultivation of the crop has declined in Greece mostly due to farmers opting for more profitable crops with better yields. The warm and dry climate in Greece leads to a drought impacting on lupin cultivat...

      Disease control in faba bean

      Fungal diseases are important contributors to the relatively large yield fluctuations in faba bean cultivation in central and northern Europe. In particular, rust (caused by Uromyces viciae fabae) and chocolate spot disease (caused by Botrytis fabae) can cause significant yield reductions. Both diseases reduce the photosynthetically active crop...

      Lupins - cultivation and uses

      In Central Europe, three lupin species are grown for agricultural use as grain: yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus), white lupin (L. albus), and narrow-leaved lupin (L. angustifolius), known as blue lupin. As a native protein plant, lupins have been improved in recent years. A variety of programmes have been designed to make cultivation mor...

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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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        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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            Faba beans in pig feeding trials

            Dr. Peadar Lawlor, Teagasc and John Ryan of Adesco talk to Tim O'Donovan of Seedtech on their research into feeding faba beans instead of imported protein to pigs.

            Information on pulses - ZDF hub

            Whether lentil soup, lupin schnitzel or pea stew: once regarded as a poor man's food, pulses have returned to the food scene. Regular consumption can even protect against diabetes and cancer.

            Cultivation practices in soybean production at a glance

            This video provides information on agrotechnical measures in soybean production. From seedbed preparation over inoculation and sowing, to crop management over the growing season. Effects of various row spacing schemes are explained as well as the optimal combine settings for a successful harvest.