PGRO and Syngenta are offering two dates as roadshows return as in-person events

The big issues in peas and beans will be in focus

The big issues in peas and beans will be in focus

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) and Syngenta’s Pulse Roadshow events are returning this month with two new dates.

Themed around ‘Resilience’, experts from the research organisation and the crop protection company will visit York and Peterborough in January, covering technical topics and featuring presentations on how the landscape may change for pea and bean growers.

The first meeting will take place on 25 January at The Parsonage Hotel in Escrick, before moving to the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough the following day.

PGRO presentations will explore variety evaluation, forecasting crop maturity, trap cropping and pest monitoring. Aimee Fowkes from FERA Science will also present her paper on virus surveillance in peas.

Syngenta will update growers on how to maintain approvals for crop protection products in a changing world, and also discuss the Closed Transfer System developments.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 3.30pm, with talks starting at 4pm. The free meeting will end with a pie and pea supper at 6.15pm.

For those unable to attend the event in person there will be a recorded version available, which will be sent to all invitees in early February. BASIS and NRoSO points will also be available at the meeting.

PGRO chief executive Roger Vickers said: ”There are not a huge number of events such as these, which are tailored to pea and bean growers, offering them the opportunity to learn more about how to physically grow the crop while also hearing about the wider industry surrounding pulse production.

“Resilience is very much in the spotlight but it means different things to different people. Through the expert speakers we have lined up we hope to be able to demonstrate how applied research and product innovation can contribute to a better future for pulse growers.”