Pisum sativum

Pea is the major pulse crop in Europe in terms of cropping area and economic importance. Current yield limitations of this leguminous protein crop are caused by disease pressure and climate change leading to enhanced drought and heath exposure. Another reason for choosing pea as a flagship crop is the current lack of local availability of high-quality plant proteins, which is fuelling long-distance imports from abroad to fulfil the demand for industrial animal feeds and human food

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