vicia faba

Field beans are not susceptible to frost and have a high requirement for water. For this reason they are cultivated on soil with good water retention ability or wherever the water requirement is covered by sufficient rain or artificial irrigation. Due to nodule bacteria living on the roots the beans supply themselves with nitrogen, which renders a nitrogen fertilisation superfluous. Due to early sowing and late harvest after the grains, the field bean contributes to the diffusion of work peaks in the fruit sequence during harvest time. Even though field beans are often used as feed due to their high protein content, they are also important for e.g. pulse mixtures.

Seed quantity: 160-250 kg/ha

Sowing time: February to March

Seed depth: approx. 60-100 mm

Row distance: 20 - 40 cm

Fertiliser: According to soil inspection tests