Genetic improvement of pea to replace soyabean in the diets of poultry and monogastric livestock

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre
Department Name: Metabolic Biology

Abstract

Higher agricultural productivity and sustainability is critical to meeting the global challenges of food security in the presence of climate change. Legume crops are a critical source of plant-based proteins for people and animals. As the world demand for animal products increases, the demand for vegetable proteins as animal feedstocks also rises and the UK in common with other countries faces a shortfall in domestic vegetable protein production capability. In the EU 70% of the protein fed to animals is imported, mostly soyabean or soya meal with soya meal accounting for 33% of the protein in UK livestock feeds. In 2011-12 UK imports of soya products reached 1.83 million tonnes, the majority of this being transgenic soya imported from South America. Increasing the amount of UK grown protein to replace imported soya products is recognised as a major challenge for the UK animal feed sector.

In this LINK proposal we will develop and apply new genetic approaches to enhance the nutritional value (protein and water soluble carbohydrate) of the pea (Pisum sativum L.) seed, to increase the use of pea as a high quality feed in animal diets, reducing the UK protein deficit from the import of soya products and also delivering environmental benefits to livestock production systems. The proposal builds on knowledge gained in BBSRC, EU, Defra, Innovate UK and levy board-funded research on the genetics and agronomy of pulses that have led to the development of novel lines of pea with higher protein content. We will use our expertise in plant genomics, pea genetics and breeding, agronomy, plant chemistry and animal nutrition to integrate the germplasm with improved grain composition into improved pea varieties. With industry partners from the poultry and pig sector as well as crop developers, we will analyse the impact of replacing soya with these new pea varieties in feed rations on the growth of monogastrics and poultry and the economic and environmental impact of their inclusion. Although the focus is on poultry and monogastrics, the project will provide information on the value of including these new pea lines for other sectors (ruminants and aquaculture).

Technical Summary

A challenge faced by the UK and EU livestock sector is the current shortfall in domestically produced protein for animal feed. The UK is almost completely reliant on imported soyabean and soya meal to make up this deficit. We propose to address this issue by developing and applying new genetic approaches to improve the nutritional value of pea (protein quality and content), allowing us to develop new varieties of pea that can replace soya products in UK agriculture, improving the efficiency and sustainability of UK livestock production.

Null mutants for the production of the vicilin family of globular storage proteins have been developed at JIC. It is hypothesised that, in combination, these mutants will either reduce the overall production of storage proteins in the seed or divert available amino acids into the production of other proteins, namely legumins. Preliminary investigations have demonstrated that these mutants exhibit no penalties in growth or germination. Protein content is equal to the wild type in all but one line where the protein content is elevated by 3-4%. These mutants have been generated in research lines that are agronomically poor and not suited for agricultural use. A breeding programme using marker assisted selection and speed breeding will be used to combine these mutations into an agronomic background suited for animal feeding.

The advanced lines will be phenotyped to assess the impact, if any, of these mutations on performance, including pest and disease tolerance, vigour, crop development, lodging, maturity and yield, and to determine their protein content and quality. The most promising lines will then be assessed in animal feeding trials to evaluate their effect on the growth rate of pigs and poultry. Economic and life cycle analyses will be carried out to fully quantify the value of replacing soya based feed with the improved pea varieties. Material developed in this project will be developed further as commercial pea varieties.

Planned Impact

The major beneficiaries of this research will be:

Animal feed industry: Replacing the imports of soya with home grown protein that can be utilised within animal feed is a major objective of the animal feed sector. Development of pea varieties that combine increased seed protein whilst maintaining agronomic performance provides a major opportunity for the different animal feed sectors to increase the proportion of protein produced in the UK. Although this project is primarily focused on the pig and poultry sectors the outcomes from the project will also have direct relevance for the ruminant and aquaculture sectors.

Arable sector: The project will have a significant economic and environmental benefit on the arable sector. Grain legumes such as pea can be grown in arable rotations across the UK and are an excellent break crop, and have a major role in sustainable arable rotations. Application of the different technologies within this project to breed pea varieties that have improved seed quality and that meet the feed requirements of the different animal feed sectors, whilst ensuring they have the agronomic performance that will maintain the economics of growing the crop, will enhance the value of the pea crop to the arable sector. This will ensure that pea remains a competitive crop for arable production and that the benefits of growing pea in arable rotations are realised.

Plant breeding community: Information on the use of the Taqman assay for validation of genetic material and the use of microsatellites and other markers to eliminate the introgression of undesirable genetic traits into elite pea lines will be of value to plant breeders. Specifically the integration of pea germplasm with improved seed quality (protein) into a commercially facing pea breeding programme will be of value to other breeders of pea and other pulses.

Society: Direct benefit will be gained from the development of an economically sustainable protein crop that can be grown within the UK and which can replace some of the imported soya that is currently used as the protein source in many animal feedstuffs. Increasing the proportion of protein used in animal feedstuffs that can be grown within the UK will have direct benefits in terms of improved food security but will also help to broaden and diversify arable cropping within the UK.

Publications

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Description The grant started in January 2018 at JIC. Novel combinations of mutations show no penalty so far in terms of plant growth and yield, at least under greenhouse conditions . Some changes in metabolite profiles have been noted for mutant lines. Investigations into changes in the proteome of the mutant lines are identifying some unexpected consequences of the combined mutations. Combinations of deletions of up to five genetic loci show changes in their proteome which indicate compensatory increases in other seed proteins, so that total protein concentrations are not altered. The consequences for amino acid balance and digestibility of the resulting protein are being examined in collaboration with CSIC, Spain. Field trials of some of the mutant combinations were carried out in 2019 and data are being analysed currently.
Exploitation Route The findings are of immense interest to the industry partners within the award, in particular the feed industry seeking to develop high-quality feed using UK-grown crops. It should also be the case that the novel lines will be of value to the food industry seeking to develop novel food products, using materials with different functional properties and lacking potential allergens.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description Powering Pea Productivity - Realising the Potential for UK agriculture workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Invitation-only workshop (organised by Agri-Tech East, hosted by the John Innes Centre and sponsored by BBSRC, with the support of PGRO) This event will include representatives from various communities across the value chain for peas, including growers, agronomists, agrochemical companies, processors, researchers, seed companies, breeders and natural product companies. Companies signed up to attend include Syngenta, Hutchinsons, Anglia Pea Growers, and Yara.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Pulse Research Update' - Press Visit to John Innes Centre and the Earlham Institute 
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Results and Impact 'Pulse Research Update' - Press Visit to John Innes Centre and the Earlham Institute
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Description 'Pulse Research Update' at John Innes Centre - PGRO & press visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact 'Pulse Research Update' at John Innes Centre - PGRO & press visit
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Description 1st workshop meeting of the MRC Global Nutrition and Health Health Outcomes in Undernutrition - The Role of Nutrients, Gut Dysfunction and the Gut Microbiome (HUNGer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
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Results and Impact Attended the 1st workshop meeting of the MRC Global Nutrition and Health: Health Outcomes in Undernutrition - The Role of Nutrients, Gut Dysfunction and the Gut Microbiome (HUNGer)
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Description BBSRC Meeting: Identification of strategies to secure funding for excellent science and for delivery of requirements of industry 
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Results and Impact BBSRC Meeting: Identification of strategies to secure funding for excellent science and for delivery of requirements of industry
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Description Celebrating 50 years of John Innes research in Norwich at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk 
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Results and Impact Celebrating 50 years of John Innes research in Norwich at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk
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Description Discussion meeting on BBSRC-LINK Pulse Crop Proposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Discussion meeting on BBSRC-LINK Pulse Crop Proposal
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Description Exhibition at the Norfolk Farming Conference 2017 
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Results and Impact Exhibition at the Norfolk Farming Conference 2017, JIC Conference Centre, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
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Description Exhibition at the Norwich Science Festival 
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Results and Impact Pea TimeVine display at the Norwich Science Festival. Part of the '50 years of John Innes Centre Research in Norwich' display at the Norwich Forum.
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Description First Defra Research Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Meeting with Defra and AHDB representatives, along with Research Advisory Group members and Genetic Improvement Network leads.
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Description Food Hack 2020 
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Description Fourth Defra Research Advisory Group meeting 
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Results and Impact Meeting with Defra and AHDB representatives, along with Research Advisory Group members and Genetic Improvement Network leads.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Genetic improvement of pea to replace soyabean in the diets of poultry and monogastric livestock (PeaGen) Conference Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Genetic improvement of pea to replace soyabean in the diets of poultry and monogastric livestock (PeaGen) Conference Call with project collaborators
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Description Genetics Society centenary celebration 
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Results and Impact Genetics Society centenary celebration held at the John Innes Centre. Open day at JIC including a tour of the site and field station plots. Displays included pea time vine, pea tree. GRU display, grass peas display and fortified wheat display.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Health by stealth. In: JIC Advances volume 30, Winter 2018/19. Peas; past and present, pp. 3-5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
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Results and Impact Health by stealth. In: JIC Advances volume 30, Winter 2018/19. Peas; past and present, pp. 3-5
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Description Institute Open Day - Breeders Day 
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Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area at Breeders' Day 2016.
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Description Institute Open Day - Breeders' Day 2018 
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Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area at Breeders' Day 2018.
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Description Institute Open Day - Breeders' Day 2019 
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Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area at Breeders' Day 2019.
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Description Institute Open Day - JIC Open Day 2017 
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Results and Impact JIC Open Day 2017: Pea TimeVine and displays based around the research from the Domoney Lab
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URL https://storify.com/JIC_Comms/open-day-2017
 
Description Invitation from Agrii to Food Supply Innovation Event at Throws Farm Technology Centre, Dunmow, Essex 
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Results and Impact Invitation from Agrii to Food Supply Innovation Event at Throws Farm Technology Centre, Dunmow, Essex
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Description LEGATO-EUROLEGUME International Conference - Advances in grain legume cultivation and use 
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Results and Impact Attendance at LEGATO-EUROLEGUME International Conference - Advances in grain legume cultivation and use
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Description MRC Confidence in Global Nutrition Skype conference: The Role of Nutrients, Gut Dysfunction and the Gut Microbiome in Determining Health Outcomes in Undernutrition. 
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Results and Impact Project collaborator Skype conference meeting on The Role of Nutrients, Gut Dysfunction and the Gut Microbiome in Determining Health Outcomes in Undernutrition.
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Description Mardlers visit to JIC. Overview of projects talk given. 
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Results and Impact Mardlers - the Norfolk farmers group of which JIC is an official member, meet once a month to listen to outside speakers and discuss various issues.
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Description Meeting with Adrian Russell, International pea breeder, and James Wallace, IAR Agri 
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Results and Impact Meeting with Adrian Russell, International pea breeder, and James Wallace, IAR Agri
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Description Meeting with Alfonso Clemente, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Experimental Station of Zaidín to discuss possible collaboration 
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Results and Impact Meeting with Alfonso Clemente, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Experimental Station of Zaidín to discuss possible collaboration
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Description Meeting with Elsoms/Crites 
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Description Meeting with Keith Costello and James Wallace, Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Meeting with Keith Costello and James Wallace, Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN)
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Description Meeting with Seb from BRAVE 
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Results and Impact Telephone meeting with Seb from BRAVE regarding getting people to eat more British-grown pulses and using roasted peas as a healthy and sustainable snack.
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Description Meeting with Will Pillinger, Limagrain UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Meeting with Will Pillinger, Limagrain UK
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Description Meeting with project collaborators regarding BBSRC Food call 
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Results and Impact Meeting with project collaborators regarding BBSRC Food call
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Description News from the Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN). PGRO Pulse magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
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Results and Impact News from the Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN). PGRO Pulse magazine, spring 2018, p. 14
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Description Norfolk Mardlers Dinner 
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Results and Impact Mardlers - the Norfolk farmers group of which JIC is an official member, meet once a month to listen to outside speakers and discuss various issues.
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Description Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) 2018 review meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Meeting with Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) representative
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Description Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) 2018 review meetings 
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Description Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) annual review meeting 2018 
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Results and Impact Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) annual review meeting 2018
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Description Pea display at Gardeners' Question Time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
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Results and Impact Public recording event of BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time held at JIC. Pea display for visitor to view.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pea is for potential. In: JIC Advances volume 30, Winter 2018/19. Peas; past and present, pp. 14-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
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Results and Impact Pea is for potential. In: JIC Advances volume 30, Winter 2018/19. Peas; past and present, pp. 14-15
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Description PeaGen meeting with project collaborators 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact PeaGen meeting with project collaborators
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Description PeaGen project meeting 
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Results and Impact PeaGen project meeting
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Description Presentation to JIC Governing Council: 'Translating Genetic Research In Species Pisum: from MfN to Breeders and Beyond' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Presentation to JIC Governing Council: 'Translating Genetic Research In Species Pisum: from MfN to Breeders and Beyond'
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Description Press article - The Pulse Magazine - The Official Journal of the PGRO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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Results and Impact The Pulse Magazine - The Official Journal of the PGRO. The John Innes Centre celebrates 50 Years in Norwich in 2017
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Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) Stakeholder Meeting 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Meeting with Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) stakeholders, including representatives from UK government, industry, universities and research institutes.
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Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) Stakeholder Meeting 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Meeting with Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) stakeholders, including representatives from UK government, industry, universities and research institutes.
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Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting
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Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting
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Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting
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Description Pulse crop breeders' workshop meeting at Limagrain UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Attendance at the Pulse crop breeders' workshop meeting at Limagrain UK to discuss possible collaborations.
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Description Radio broadcast - BBC Radio Norfolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
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Results and Impact Radio broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk. JIC Open Day 2017: 'The application of genetic research in pea at JIC to the development of novel foods' - hosted by Thordis Fridriksson
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Description Radio interview for BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
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Results and Impact Radio interview for BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time programme
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Description Second Defra Research Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Defra and AHDB representatives, along with Research Advisory Group members and Genetic Improvement Network leads.
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Description Study tour visit from fellows of the Royal Agricultural Society England (RASE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
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Results and Impact Study tour visit from fellows of the Royal Agricultural Society England (RASE)
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Description TV Broadcast - BBC Look East 
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Results and Impact TV broadcast on BBC Look East - JIC Open Day 2017: 'The application of genetic research in pea at JIC to its many uses in food and agriculture'
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Description Tele-con meeting with Helen Holmes, ADAS and representatives from Askew & Barrett's to discuss a possible project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tele-con meeting with Helen Holmes, ADAS and representatives from Askew & Barrett's to discuss a possible project
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Description Tour of Pea Cage and Dorothea de Winton building at Church Farm - for JIC and QIB staff. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Tour of Pea Cage and Dorothea de Winton building at Church Farm - for JIC and QIB staff.
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Description Transatlantic Sessions on Conservation and Organic Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Geographic Reach International
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Results and Impact PPP: Potential and Power of Pea presentation at Transatlantic Sessions on Conservation and Organic Agriculture
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Description UK Legume Research Community Steering Group meeting at MRC in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact UK Legume Research Community Steering Group meeting at MRC in London
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Description UK Legume community genetics and genomics resources workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Results and Impact UK Legume community genetics and genomics resources workshop
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Description Visit of 30 undergraduate students from Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area - visit of 30 undergraduate students from Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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Description Visit of Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra to JIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Results and Impact Visit of Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra to JIC
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Description Visit to Domoney lab by a PhD candidate with University of Cape Town in South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit to Domoney lab by a PhD candidate with University of Cape Town in South Africa. The PhD student is working on on Thermotolerance genotypes for chickpea production in NE South Africa. Discussion on pea.
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Description Visit to JIC by Marks and Spencer 
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Results and Impact Meeting with members of Marks and Spencer
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Description Visit to Metabolic Biology department by Professor Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Visit to Metabolic Biology department by Professor Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019