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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)

Content of tannin: 9
Grain yield: 7
Protein yield: 8
Protein content: 5
Thousand grain weight: 6
Start flowering: 5
Maturity: 5
Plant height: 6
Stiffness: 3

bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high


  • Grain use
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Biogas- and fodder production

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 40 - 50 grains/m²
Sowing depth Light soil: 8-10 cm; Heavy soils: 6-8 cm
Sowing period Good ground condition and navigability are crucial. In frost-free soil from February to early April.
Sowing method Drill seed into a well prepared seedbed
Fertilization Basic fertilization: after withdrawal; Nitrogen: No N fertilization; Trace elements: As required
Crop protection In coordination with the local plant protection service
Harvest At 15 - 19% grain moisture
Cultivation Robuste Sorte mit gesundem Korn ermöglicht Verzicht auf Beize. Sehr gute Eignung für den Öko-Anbau.

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Cover crop programme 2019