Field bean


High yielding, stable, and suitable for organic farming


  • With an average protein content, BIRGIT is characterized by excellent protein yields
  • Robust variety with rapid initial development even under unfavorable growth conditions
  • With its leavy growth BIRGIT ensures a fast weed suppression and has therefore a good suitability for ecological cultivation
  • Medium-sized, stable variety, characterized by a comparatively low thousand grain weight
  • Robust seed coat with dark hilum provides a healthy grain and allows sowing without chemical seed treatment
  • Conventional variety with medium tannin and vicin content - very suitable for ruminant feeding
  • High valuable pre crop in cereal rotations which allows control of blackgrass

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Grain yield: 7
Crude protein yield: 8
Crude protein content: 5
Thousand grain weight: 6
Beginning of flowering: 5
Threshing ripeness: 5
Plant height: 6
Resistance to lodging: 7
Content of tannin: 1

Crop rotation suitability:

+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended
Maize ++
Cereals ++
Oilseed rape ++
Sugar beets +
Potatoes +
Intensive crops


  • Grain use
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
Drought tolerance: 2
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 140 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 40 - 50 grains/m²
Sowing depth Light soil: 8 - 10 cm; Heavy soils: 6 - 8 cm
Sowing period In frost-free soil from February to mid of April. A good soil structure is a precondition for even emergence and good establishment.
Fertilization N fertilizer not necessary. P ,  K  and micronutrients if necessary. Beans can mobilize fixed phosphorus in the soil due to symbiosis with myccorhiza.
Crop protection According advice of the local plant protection service.
Sowing method Drill seed into a well prepared seedbed
Harvest Best at 15 - 19% grain moisture

23.10.2018 17:47:15 // 19.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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