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1

Why grow legumes?

Break crop
Don't need nitrogen fertiliser

2

How much nitrogen do legumes leave for the following crop?

25-50 N Kg/ha

3

Why aren't legumes harvested more?

Vary price and yields
Competition from imported soya
Harvesting difficulties

4

What are damaging pests in peas and beans?
What do they do?

Weevil that feeds on the nitrogen fixing root nodules

5

What is the deserved plant population for winter beans per m squared?

18 plants per m squared

6

Why are Spring beans good?

Good break crops
Tolerant to soil conditions

7

What are two examples of forage legumes?

Clover
Lucerne

8

What other crop are forage legumes companion planted with?

Oil seed rape