New research project aims to kickstart domestic chickpea production

A two-year feasibility study led by crop research organisation NIAB is set to explore the potential for domestic chickpea production, which could further reduce fertiliser reliance in the UK arable sector.

Farmers Guide - 24th July 2023

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Project lead and NIAB’s Head of Breeding Dr Phil Howell explains the study will take a multi-faceted approach. Variety trials and agronomy testing will be carried out by NIAB and specialist seed company Premium Crops, ranging from small plots up to field-scale evaluation.

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