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Field bean

BIRGIT

High yielding and stable - especially suited for organic farming

Benefits:

  • Stable seed and protein yields
  • Robust with quick youth development
  • Excellent weed suppression
  • Convincing results over many years in organic farming
  • Conventional variety, well suited for cattle feeding
  • High value in crop rotation due to high N-fixiation

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Grain yield: 7
Protein yield: 8
Protein content: 5
Thousand grain weight: 6
Start flowering: 4
Maturity: 5
Plant height: 6
Stiffness: 7
Vicin/Convicin content: Average
Content of tannin: 1

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

Usage:

  • Grain use
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Suitable for human and animal nutrition
  • Suitable for organic farming

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 40 - 50 grains/m²
Sowing depth 6 - 8 cm on heavy soils, 8 - 10 cm on light soils
Sowing period Earliest possible in spring - frost tolerant up to approx. -5°C
Sowing method Single or double row spacing is beneficial for the yield, larger row spacing in combination with precision sowing is possible.
Fertilization No N-fertilization necessary. Depending on the nutrient content of the soil and nutrient extraction 40-60 kg P₂O₅/ha, 100-130 kg K₂O/ha and about 20-50 kg MgO/ha are advised. If necessary an application of sulphur is suggested
Crop protection Use herbicides during pre-emergence or mechanically hoe or harrow the field for weed control. Post-emergence herbicide application specifically against grasses is possible. If necessary use fungizides against chocolate spots. Use clean seed to avoid ascoc
Harvest Optimal moisture for harvesting 15-19%. Use protective setting for threshing to avoid broken grains.

09.01.2023 11:40:03 // 25.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2021

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