In this issue

New varieties take centre stage in this issue, with profiles of the new AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds and PGRO’s Descriptive List for pulses. Peas and beans often don’t get the attention they deserve, and it’s often been their markets which have let the crop down. But this could be changing as new opportunities open for the crop and in Pulse Progress, we visit a farm with an ambition to produce net zero eggs by substituting some of the soya in hen rations to homegrown beans (page 26).