Flashcards in Legumes Deck (8)
Why grow legumes?
Don't need nitrogen fertiliser
How much nitrogen do legumes leave for the following crop?
25-50 N Kg/ha
Why aren't legumes harvested more?
Vary price and yields
Competition from imported soya
What are damaging pests in peas and beans?
What do they do?
Weevil that feeds on the nitrogen fixing root nodules
What is the deserved plant population for winter beans per m squared?
18 plants per m squared
Why are Spring beans good?
Good break crops
Tolerant to soil conditions
What are two examples of forage legumes?