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The EU 'LegumePlus' Project - Researching Novel Legumes

Fodder legumes have two advantages over other forage plants. They are high in protein and require little or no nitrogen fertilizer. There are other benefits which legumes can offer. Some, like sainfoin and birdsfoot trefoil, contain ‘bioactive’ constituents that optimize protein use in ruminant nutrition, reduce methane gas emissions, control parasitic worms and improve food quality. LegumePlus aims to carry out research in these areas.

Highlights

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LegumePlus Dissemination Event!

Bioactive Legumes: Forages with Veterinary, Nutritional & Environmental Qualities

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The Importance of Soil

...and the crucial role of legumes for sustainable farming systems

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New Position Available

Great opportunity for a short term research contract

Meeting participants during a Tour of Fribourg

A successful penultimate meeting in Switzerland

Project meeting at The Institute of Livestock Sciences, Switzerland

From left: W. Pellikaan, G. Waghorn, N. Huyen, C. Fryganas, I. Mueller-Harvey

Fruitful project meeting at Reading University, UK

Project coordinator Professor Irene Mueller-Harvey hosts the latest meeting

Mr & Mrs Phillips' Horses

Horses Love Sainfoin

Cotswold Seeds customer comments on his experience and involvement with Sainfoin and the LegumePlus project

LegumePlus outside Turku Castle

Finnish partners host the latest project meeting

Professor Salminen of Turku Univeristy welcomes LegumePlus to Finland

Cotswold Seeds and LegumePlus Survey

Project survey into use of novel legumes in the UK

Getting an accurate idea of the use of novel legumes in the UK

Sainfoin Condensed Tannin

Have you seen a tannin before? Some look friendlier than others!

A closer look at tannin cells

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Successful Mid-term Review at the University of Reading

Meeting of all project participants marks the halfway point of the LegumePlus project

Irene Mueller-Harvey and Beat Boller in a sainfoin meadow.

Sainfoin found growing naturally in Serbia

LegumePlus members stumble across the illusive species

The LegumePlus Team

Successful project meeting held at ETH Zurich, hosted by Agroscope

Members present their progress so far

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Successfull project meeting in Arhem, Holland

ESRs and ERs present their research plans for the coming 3 years

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All vacant positions for ESR and ER fellowships have now been filled

One year into the project and all we have a full team, raring to go!

Elagitannins

LegumePlus member gets paper published in Science

Prof. Juha-Pekka Salminen (Turku, Finland) - 'Insects drive the evolution of plants'

LegumePlus Kick-off

LegumePlus Kick-off Meeting is a Success

All members present and accounted for

ESRs and ERs at Reading incl. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

LegumePlus researchers begin their training

LegumePlus Kick-off meeting, June 2012

Partners

LegumePlus Recruiting Young Researchers

ESR & ER Marie Curie Fellows can apply now ***ALL POSITIONS NOW FILLED***

LegumePlus Project

New EU Legume Research Project Given Go Ahead

LegumePlus will involve further research into Sainfoin, Red Clover and Birdsfoot Trefoil