The Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) is a platform that serves the process of legume crop improvement in the UK.
It establishes the route by which scientific resources, results and knowledge are delivered to breeders, producers and end users, providing a link between these groups and the research base to achieve added value for pulse crops. It provides resources, expertise and understanding that are drawn upon by both public and commercial sectors in breeding, analysis, and in the definition and improvement of product quality relating to both commercial and public goods.
It promotes and executes the translation of genomic research tools to crop improvement, consistent with both the needs of UK industry, and Defra objectives relating to sustainable agriculture. Furthermore, it provides links with, and involvement in, European pulse crop research programmes.
News ArticlesInternational Year of Pulses 2016
New timeline launched celebrating the long history of pea (Pisum) research at JIC
10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops
UN Launches 2016 International Year of Pulses
International Year of Pulses 2016
Press release - UK Launch of IYOP 2016
Pulse Feast UK - the British Launch of IYOP 2016
Dr David Cooper awarded BCPC Medal 2017
Norfolk farmers blazing a trail in farming innovation
New pea variety could help livestock and poultry absorb more protein
UK pulse sector could double in size and value says new report
Dr Claire Domoney awarded Royal Agricultural Society Medal
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Roquette splits open pea cells for new insoluble fibre
NIAB scientists research Faba bean, an under developed crop
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Peas be with you
Using crop genetics to understand the importance of dietary resistant starches for maintaining healthy glucose homeostasis