There is growing interest in homegrown proteins, mostly for pig feed, but also for cattle and poultry.
Organic agriculture needs crops that are high in nitrogen production, as ways of adding nitrogen are limited. Crop rotations benefit from pulses through sanitary effects for cereal diseases and via residual fixed nitrogen for the following crop.
The steep increase in interest for plant based proteins is to a large extend depending on pea, faba bean and lupin and poses a new market segment for these. Political issues, such as environmental demands for care of the land and the aquatic environment, mean Nordic Seed is in the frontline of breeding both field beans , peas and narrow leaved lupins for feed and food.
For more details on pulse breeding, please contact our breeder Jens Christian Knudsen.