Europe’s knowledge
platform for legumes

provided by

The European Legume Hub Community

legume_hub_logo_sw_free-9edd5cfd

Our recent articles

Our articles about: all
      ()

      An innovative approach for the assessment of Bulgarian soybean cultivars

      The evaluation of climate plasticity and content of free amino acids, sugars and fatty acids in Bulgarian soybean cultivars were used as an innovative approach. The field performance, expression and metabolomic profiles of leaves, green seeds and mature seeds of plants grown from low temperature pre-treated and not-treated seeds were assessed by real-time qu...

      How to delink the UK’s soybean imports and livestock supply chains from deforestation in the Amazon

      About 57 percent of the soybeans imported by the UK for animal feed comes from Brazil. However, Brazilian soybean production is one of the drivers of the Amazon's deforestation, which has increased significantly sincte 2019. Cecar Revoredo-Giha and Montserrat Costa-Font discuss the options for the UK to make its livestock production sustainable.

      Testing soil for legume fatigue

      Among legume crops, forage peas and field beans show the most symptoms of legume fatigue. This is due to infestation with Didymella, Fusarium, Aphanomyces and other root rot pathogens as a result of over-cultivation of peas or other legumes such as lupines, field beans, vetches, red clover or lucerne. A heavy infestation may lead to a total loss of the peas ...

        Latest news & events

        Global Bean July meeting

        Global Bean July meeting

        On Thursday 14 of July is our next partners meeting at 15:30 (CEST), followed by an inspiring cooking session with pulses at 17:00 (CEST). Claudia (heldenküche) and Cecilia (Bean Beat) have put together an inspiring program and we are very much looking forward to both...

        read more
        Introduction to the Legume Hub

        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...

        read more
        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...

        read more

        Our philosophy

        Scientia potentia est: knowledge is power. Understanding empowers. The Hub is about free access to knowledge, insights and understanding to support growing and using legumes. It is about empowering everyone interested in legume development and use with knowledge. The Legume Hub is also a community for developing and sharing knowledge in which experts from science and practice work together to support the sustainable development of our food systems. The Legume Hub provides timely, science-based information for practitioners and everybody with an interest in legumes, their propagation, processing and use. These include farmers as growers and users of legumes, processors for feed and food purposes, and all other stakeholders involved in the legume value chain. The Hub’s registered expert users and authors form the core of the European Legume Hub Community. They own and govern the Legume Hub.

        Our recent videos

        Our articles about: all
            ()

            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.

              Legume viewpoints