Case study reports · 08. April 2018
The renaissance of the lentil cultivation on the Swabian Alb might be a trend-setting success story and there is still a lot to investigate. Can a story like this happen again with other legumes, or in other European partner countries? The case study reveals and identifies agronomic factors for successful lentil growing which can help to stabilize, optimize and expand lentil cultivation in Europe.

Case study reports · 20. March 2018
The use of legumes and leguminous by-products within dairy systems is compared at Crichton Royal Farm: Home-grown feed, which is not purchased except minarals against fully purchased feedstuff - contrasing technical performance as well as GHG emissions and nutrient use efficiencies are expected to arise from the diets, genotypes and housing systems containing leguminous co-products or legumes grown in the UK.

Work package updates · 12. March 2018
The development of sustainability indicators for assessment of legume-based systems in Europe should follow the conceptual model of information and knowledge through the legume quality chain. A suite of indicators covering environmental, economic and policy pillars, as well as their interactions (bearability, viability and equitability), should be developed for each node in the quality chain.

Case study reports · 05. March 2018
Despite their clearly demonstrated benefits for pasture-based farms legumes they are rarely used on Irish grassland farms. To promote the wider use of legumes on grassland farms dairy and beef farmers have been selected as demonstration farmers. Discussions and farm visits are facilitated by Teagasc.

Case study reports · 25. February 2018
The European retail market is experiencing a rapid and consistent increase in consumer demand for new products made with plant protein. This trend has led to a huge number of new foods made with legumes being introduced across the EU. As an ongoing activity in TRUE project, innovation in the retail market is monitored by Work Package 4 to spot new products.

Work package updates · 21. February 2018
The Economic workpackage searches for answers how to ensure equilibrium between supply (farmers) and demand (consumers), while keeping an eye on the impact on other aspects such as trade and environment.

Case study reports · 15. February 2018
We investigate a range of innovative ways of using legumes to build soil fertility in glasshouses and polytunnels like using fast growing species of green manures that can be sown directly in the soil. We will evaluate the potential of a number of legume species.

Case study reports · 12. February 2018
In this case study we will set up field trials of Fava beans and French beans to assess the agronomic performance of heritage varieties in comparison to modern ones. The nutritional quality of the crops will be analysed. During the flowering period we will quantify visitation of the different varieties by pollinating insects and relate this to the production of floral volatile chemicals that may be responsible for attracting them and the quality of the resources that are provided in return.

Case study reports · 06. February 2018
The Arbikie Distillery Case Study aims to study the optimisation of brewing and destilling factors across a range of legumes to characterise the conditions needed to optimise the processing of each.

Reports · 31. January 2018
REDEA Ltd. held her third annual agricultural conference "Knowledge Management in Agriculture" as part of the TRUE project on 26th of January 2018. The conference highlighted the importance of legumes in promotion of sustainable food production and food safety, both for human consumption and forage legumes for livestock.

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