Welcome to LegumePlus

The EU 'LegumePlus' Project - Researching Novel Legumes

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.

Areas of Research

Animal Nutricion
Anti-Parasitic Benefits
Chemistry and Biology
Plant Breeding