field bean


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Related to field bean: Vicia faba, fava bean, Runner beans
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Synonyms for field bean

Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder

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This study, concerning the effect of intercropping sweetpotato with various field bean population densities, clearly shows the advantages of intercropping on the Oxisol soils of Swaziland.
In 1994, the patent says, field beans that were yellow in color were discovered in a package of dry edible beans purchased in Mexico and brought to the United States.
Other investigations showed the failure of yield primary components as selection criteria yield due to compensation for each other and improvement in one of them may lead to the deterioration of the other, John and Schmidet [9] in winter wheat and Adams [2] in field beans.
Field bean grows well in temperatures between 15[degrees]C and 30[degrees]C, with higher temperatures resulting in poor pod set (Norman, 1992).
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).
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.
It is not too late to sow the green manure field beans or alternatively mulch the soil with autumn leaves.
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.
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.