Physiology of seed yield in field beans
(Vicia faba L.
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.
are adapted to a wide range of soils, but are grown most successfully on well drained soils of medium texture (loams).
And for some reason the green manure rye grass failed, so I have followed up with field beans
, which can be composted in the spring, to keep the soil warmer, keep the worms alive, and gather nitrogen from the air all winter long.
The inhibitory effects of hull polysaccharides and tannins of field beans
(Vicia faba L.
Just to give you a flavour of the range of green manures available, here are a selection: alfalfa, annual ryegrass, Buckwheat, clover (various forms), field beans
, fenugreek, Hungarian grazing rye, lupin, mustard, tares and trefoil.
Valorex produces 100,000 tons per year of extruded products, for use mainly in animal feed, made from linseed, lupines, rapeseed, peas, hemp seed and field beans
By sowing a green manure crop - such as mustard, winter rye, clover or field beans
- immediately after the autumn vegetable harvest the surplus plant food is absorbed.
As well as major fruit crops, which depend on pollination from honey bees to a greater or lesser extent (see boxout), runner beans are 40%reliant, and oilseed rape, field beans
and broad beans are all also partially reliant.
It is also approved as a desiccant for potatoes, oilseed rape, combining peas, red and white clover for seed, field beans
, barley and oats for animal feed and linseed and for hop stripping.
We've just finished sowing outdoor beds with field beans
(vicia faba), a legume that will establish quickly and cover beds, fixing nitrogen ready for next year's crop.