Areas of Research
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.
Suraj won the 2016 Nor-Feed Award for paper on plant-based products against parasites.
Outstanding PhD thesis awarded a silver medal and a financial prize by the ETH Zurich.
Sainfoin featured in Dutch national newspaper
The Sainfoin Growers’ Guide is now available to order or download
A summary of the dissemination event and project findings
Sainfolia in France have created this fun video highlighting the virtues of Sainfoin.
Presentation by Prof. Irene Mueller-Harvey
Editor-in-chief promotes the work done by Marion Girard
October Dissemination Event at NIAB, Cambridge
Highlights of the key research findings
Bioactive Legumes: Forages with Veterinary, Nutritional & Environmental Qualities
...and the crucial role of legumes for sustainable farming systems
Great opportunity for a short term research contract
Project meeting at The Institute of Livestock Sciences, Switzerland
Project coordinator Professor Irene Mueller-Harvey hosts the latest meeting
Cotswold Seeds customer comments on his experience and involvement with Sainfoin and the LegumePlus project
Professor Salminen of Turku Univeristy welcomes LegumePlus to Finland
Getting an accurate idea of the use of novel legumes in the UK
A closer look at tannin cells
Meeting of all project participants marks the halfway point of the LegumePlus project
LegumePlus members stumble across the illusive species
Members present their progress so far
ESRs and ERs present their research plans for the coming 3 years
One year into the project and all we have a full team, raring to go!
Prof. Juha-Pekka Salminen (Turku, Finland) - 'Insects drive the evolution of plants'
All members present and accounted for
LegumePlus Kick-off meeting, June 2012
ESR & ER Marie Curie Fellows can apply now ***ALL POSITIONS NOW FILLED***
LegumePlus will involve further research into Sainfoin, Red Clover and Birdsfoot Trefoil