Pulse crops are usually ready for harvesting within three months of planting. The seeds are a rich protein source for both livestock and humans. However, typically they are grown for human consumption. In this market, the crop is higher value and so the yield is more important because the farmer receives more per kilo.
Chickpeas grow well in a European climate. Pulses have different characteristics to other crops, which allow them to be grown in areas that are not particularly suitable for soya. Across Europe there’s an increasing interest in alternative protein sources that can be home-grown to reduce the need to import soya. In addition, chickpeas can be a more valuable crop than soya.
Our chickpea inoculants can support the early development of the crop, leading to improved healthy, robust, nutritious plants and increased yield. The inoculants provide the farmer with a protein-rich crop, consistent in size and time to harvest.