PGRO was founded in 1944 to provide research and technical services to growers and processors in the UK. Over the years, the crop portfolio has been expanded to include dry peas and beans, vining (freezing) peas and other legumes and selected crops.
The PGRO exists to support growers and other supply chain stakeholders in improving the reliability and profitability of crops within its remit. The organisation aims to be as open and accessible as possible in order to ensure that members are able to quickly and easily glean the appropriate information and advice they require.
Research is carried out to a high standard and within appropriate quality criteria (such as GEP and GLP) as necessary and the organisation will do all it can to ensure and enhance a widely held reputation for reliability, independence and being the collaborative partner of first choice.
Education in the form of knowledge exchange or knowledge transfer activities forms a core part of the PGRO’s purpose and is seen as being a critical value for future long term success.