Flower color may be enhanced by plant defensive compounds

Sylvatiins, a new group of tannins was found from the petals of Geranium sylvaticum. These compounds may have a significant role in flower color manifestation via a co-pigmentation effect. Tannin rich plant Geranium sylvaticum (i.e. wood cranesbill) is a common plant in Finland and grows wild in most parts of Europe. It is a perennial […]

LegumePlus Midterm Results

Publishable summary Fodder legumes have two advantages over other forage plants. They are high in protein and require little or no nitrogen fertiliser. There are other benefits which legumes can offer. Some, like sainfoin and birdsfoot trefoil, contain ‘bioactive’ constituents that optimise protein use in ruminant nutrition, reduce methane gas emissions, control parasitic worms and […]

Transforming the tools of tannin analysis

Professor Juha-Pekka Salminen was featured in an editorial in International Innovation, you can read the article in the PDF linked below. Transforming the tools of tannin analysis, Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service.

Finnish partners host the latest LegumePlus project meeting

LegumePlus fellows, supervisors and partners visited Finland this month as part of their continued involvement in the LegumePlus project. The latest project meeting was hosted by the Finnish partners from The University of Turku, headed by Professor Juha-Pekka Salminen. Legume Plus is a four year research project to investigate how bioactive forage legumes, in particular sainfoin and […]