field bean

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Noun1.field bean - Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodderfield bean - Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
horse bean, broad bean - a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
shell bean, shell bean plant - a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
genus Vicia, Vicia - widely distributed genus of annual or perennial and often climbing herbs
broad bean, fava bean, horsebean - seed of the broad-bean plant
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Pollination is not just important for the food we eat, it's vital for the foraging crops, such as field beans and clover, used to feed the livestock we depend on for meat.
Where dairy cows once grazed, Ian Williams' farm now grows oil seed rape (pictured), field beans, wheat and spring cereals
It's still a working farm, but the focus has switched to growing wheat, barley, oil-seed rape, field beans and alternative crops.
Contract notice: Acquisition of a combine harvester for the micro test plots harvest cereals, field beans, peas, soya and sunflower.
Effect of plant density on intercropped wheat and field beans in an organic farming system.
Another project being carried out with the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) and Frontier Agriculture aims to analyse field beans for the presence of specific pest and larval damage.
Their most vital work is in maintaining productivity of cash crops such as rapeseed, field beans, soft fruit and fruits such as apples.
Field beans are adapted to a wide range of soils, but are grown most successfully on well drained soils of medium texture (loams).
It is not too late to sow the green manure field beans or alternatively mulch the soil with autumn leaves.