Legumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre
Department Name: Contracts Office

Abstract

The strategic objective of the LEGATO project is to promote the cultivation of grain legumes in Europe. Having identified the factors that currently limit grain legume cultivation, the project will devise solutions and assist the development of novel varieties and cultivation practices, targeted to food use. LEGATO will develop tools and resources to enable state of the art breeding methodology and to exploit fully the breadth of genetic resources available. The project will explore a number of key traits in studies that are complementary to other ongoing European and national projects, and include disease and pest resistance, where marker development for major fungal and viral pathogens plus a focus on emerging insect pests is planned. The impact of end-of-season drought and heat stress on the symbiosis with Rhizobium, and its consequences for plant performance, will be studied. Two major characters that influence grain legume yield, autofertility and number of flowering nodes, will be investigated. The potential for improving legume nutritional and organoleptic quality by identifying desirable traits and developing innovative selection methods will be investigated. LEGATO will develop and promote sustainable legume-based cropping systems adapted to different climatic regions, in considerations of local constraints. The project has been constructed around the participation of commercial partners, including SMEs, in the areas of marker development, plant breeding, and food processing, all of whom will benefit from advances in these areas delivered by LEGATO. Promising legume varieties and cropping systems will be tested at a series of pan-European sites in order to promote the widest possible uptake in agriculture. LEGATO partners will participate in a stakeholder forum which will convene regularly throughout the project.

Publications

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Description Diverse germplasm was used to address questions surrounding the narrow range of genetic variation within breeding pools and to determine the distribution of allelic variants within such pools compared with wider germplasm. Novel variants for seed shape were identified and the genetic basis for the variation ascribed to a combination of loci. The data contributed to a publication (Rayner et al. 2017. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18:1205. doi:10.3390/ijms18061205).
Exploitation Route The information will be used by breeders and end users of legume products, in particular the food industry. Further collaboration with a group in Portugal will extend the value of the genetic assays developed to assessment of food quality traits.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Healthcare

 
Description New germplasm variants have been used to acquire a greater understanding of the relationship between seed metabolism and seed shape, information that is relevant to novel food uses. The data were used in a publication (Rayner et al. 2017. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18:1205. doi:10.3390/ijms18061205).
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation CGIAR
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Emerging Ag Inc
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation University of Auckland
Department Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation University of Saskatchewan
Department Division of Nutrition and Dietetics
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Versant Vision LLC
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Progress towards the perfect pea - Article on BBSRC website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Article on the BBSRC website discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2015/150814-pr-progress-toward-the-perfect-pea/
 
Description 'International Year of Pulses at JIC' talk at Breeders' Day 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Breeders Day is an annual event held at JIC to demonstrate the the research that takes place at the JIC, within a context of breeding, agriculture and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Pulse Research Update' at John Innes Centre - PGRO & press visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Pulse Research Update' at John Innes Centre - PGRO & press visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2016 Celebration of Peas, Beans and Legumes at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science Café is a series of regular meetings held at The Cut in Halesworth, Suffolk to explore and discuss the latest ideas in Science and Technology in an informal atmosphere. Talk was given by Claire Domoney and Mike Ambrose, titled '2016 Celebration of Peas, Beans and Legumes' with debate/discussion after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A new species of peas source of valuable protein - Article in Farmer.pl 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Farmer.pl discussing the John Innes Center research which has developed a new type of pea (Pidum elatius), which assists in the absorption of animal protein from food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.farmer.pl/produkcja-zwierzeca/bydlo-i-mleko/nowy-gatunek-grochu-zrodlem-cennego-bialka,59...
 
Description Attendance at Mardlers event where speaker was Minette Batters, Deputy President of the NFU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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. On this occasion the speaker was Minette Batters the Deputy President of the NFU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Celebrating 50 years of John Innes research in Norwich at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Celebrating 50 years of John Innes research in Norwich at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cereals 2015 at Boothby Graffoe in Lincolnshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Cereals Event is an arable farming event which takes annually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exhibition at the Norfolk Farming Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibition at the Norfolk Farming Conference 2017, JIC Conference Centre, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibition at the Norwich Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibition stand at Cereals 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Cereals Event is an arable farming event which takes annually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institute Open Day - Breeders Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area at Breeders' Day 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Institute Open Day - JIC Open Day 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact JIC Open Day 2017: Pea TimeVine and displays based around the research from the Domoney Lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://storify.com/JIC_Comms/open-day-2017
 
Description Interview with Chris Hill, Agricultural, Food and Farming Editor at Archant, including plant photography session for an Agriculture Review article. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Chris Hill, Agricultural, Food and Farming Editor at Archant, including plant photography session for an Agriculture Review article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview with Di Cunningham on Future Radio's breakfast show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Di Cunningham on Future Radio's breakfast show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JIC exhibition stand at Royal Norfolk Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Royal Norfolk Show is an annual event held over 2 days celebrating Norfolk's agriculture past, present and future and showcasing local food, farming and countryside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JIC research on pea seed traits and UK agriculture - Interview on BBC Look East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Look East (local news programme) discussing JIC research on pea seed traits and UK agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description JIC research on pea seed traits and UK agriculture - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme discussing JIC research on pea seed traits and UK agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LEGATO-EUROLEGUME International Conference - Advances in grain legume cultivation and use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance at LEGATO-EUROLEGUME International Conference - Advances in grain legume cultivation and use
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New Pea Variety Could Benefit Pig Protein Intake - Article on The Pig Site 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact News article on 'The Pig Site' discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. The new peas will cut costs for farmers because fewer of the novel peas will give the same or higher nutritional benefit than standard peas. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thepigsite.com/swinenews/40282/new-pea-variety-could-benefit-pig-protein-intake/
 
Description New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake - Article on The Beef Site 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact News article on 'The Beef Site' discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. The new peas will cut costs for farmers because fewer of the novel peas will give the same or higher nutritional benefit than standard peas. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thebeefsite.com/news/48481/new-pea-variety-could-help-livestock-poultry-protein-intake/
 
Description New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake - Article on The Cattle Site 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact News article on 'The Cattle Site' discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. The new peas will cut costs for farmers because fewer of the novel peas will give the same or higher nutritional benefit than standard peas. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thecattlesite.com/news/48481/new-pea-variety-could-help-livestock-poultry-protein-intake/
 
Description New Pea Variety Could Help Poultry Protein Intake - Article on The Poultry Site 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact News article on 'The Poultry Site' discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. The new peas will cut costs for farmers because fewer of the novel peas will give the same or higher nutritional benefit than standard peas. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/35627/new-pea-variety-could-help-livestock-poultry-protein...
 
Description New pea offers consumers source of greater protein, at same cost to producers - Article in Produce Business UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Produce Business UK discussing a new strain of pea that doesn't contain the several so-called anti-nutrients or trypsin inhibitors found in peas and other legume seeds that stop proteins being absorbed fully from the diet of humans, poultry and livestock.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.producebusinessuk.com/academia/stories/2015/08/26/new-pea-offers-consumers-source-of-grea...
 
Description New pea variety could help livestock and poultry absorb more protein - Article in Farmers Weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Farmers Weekly discussing the novel types of pea plants developed at JIC that make their protein content more accessible to livestock and poultry when consumed. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fwi.co.uk/poultry/new-pea-variety-could-help-livestock-and-poultry-absorb-more-protein.ht...
 
Description Norwich scientists make progress in pursuit of the perfect pea - Article in EDP newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in EDP newspaper discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/tech/norwich_scientists_make_progress_in_pursuit_of_the_perfect_pea_1_41...
 
Description PCGIN: The Pulse Crops Genetic Improvement Network - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme discussing PCGIN: The Pulse Crops Genetic Improvement Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presentation to JIC Governing Council: 'Translating Genetic Research In Species Pisum: from MfN to Breeders and Beyond'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to YIELD farmer group, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) during visit to JIC: 'Benefits of the pea crop and its diverse uses' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation given by Claire Domoney to YIELD farmer group, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) during visit to JIC, titled 'Benefits of the pea crop and its diverse uses'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press article - The Pulse Magazine - The Official Journal of the PGRO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Pulse Magazine - The Official Journal of the PGRO. The John Innes Centre celebrates 50 Years in Norwich in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Progress toward the perfect pea - Article in Farming Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Farming Futures discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.farmingfutures.org.uk/blog/progress-toward-perfect-pea
 
Description Progress toward the perfect pea - Article in Phys.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Farming Futures discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://phys.org/news/2015-08-pea.html
 
Description Progress toward the perfect pea - Article in Science Daily News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Farming Futures discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150813074718.htm
 
Description Progress toward the perfect pea: peas developed that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet - Article in Medical News Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in Medical News Today discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/298141.php
 
Description Progress towards the perfect pea - Article in Crop Production Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in Crop Production Magazine discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cpm-magazine.co.uk/progress-towards-perfect-a-1848.html?osCsid=5qrirss360u348ru1hvh9u1tr7
 
Description Progress towards the perfect pea - Interview on Matthew Gudgin's BBC Radio Norfolk Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on Matthew Gudgin's BBC Radio Norfolk programme discussing peas developed at JIC that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Protein availability in feed increased with new pea variety - Article in All About Feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in All About Feed discussing a new pea variety developed by JIC which will help animals absorb more protein from the diet. Some breeders have already shown interested in the new peas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.allaboutfeed.net/New-Proteins/Articles/2015/8/Protein-availability-in-feed-increased-with...
 
Description Radio broadcast - BBC Radio Norfolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
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
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Royal Norfolk Show supporting Agri-Tech and SAW (Mendel) stands 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Norfolk Show supporting Agri-Tech and SAW (Mendel) stands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a GM-free feed alternative from a wild pea. BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme discussing the development pf a GM-free feed alternative from a wild pea by Scientists at the John Innes Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TV Broadcast - BBC Look East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
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'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Transatlantic Sessions on Conservation and Organic Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PPP: Potential and Power of Pea presentation at Transatlantic Sessions on Conservation and Organic Agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UN International Year of Pulses at The Cut Science Cafe as part of the Norwich Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Norwich Festival is held annually as a celebration of the ground breaking scientific research associated with the city. Talk was given by Claire Domoney, entitled 'UN International Year of Pulses', as part of the Norwich Festival's series of The Cut Science Cafe talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description What to do now to capitalise on boom in pulses industry - Article in Farmers Weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Press article in Farmers weekly discussing the potential for the UK pulse industry to double in size in the next 5 years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/what-to-do-now-to-capitalise-on+boom-in-pulses-industry.htm
 
Description Why treating winter beans more like wheat will boost yields - Article in Farmers Weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Press article in Farmers Weekly discussing increasing winter beans yields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/why-treating-winter-beans-more-like-wheat-will-boost-yields.htm
 
Description YIELD visiting group to the John Innes Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact YIELD visiting group to the JIC, producing links and understanding of JIC research to a visiting group from agricultural industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016