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Field Peas and Beans

Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium

Nitrogen is not required for field peas or beans. P and K advice is given in Table 1. Because of the risk to germination, K should not be combined drilled.

Table One

Soil P & K IndexPeasBeans
1 45 125 50 125
2 25 60 40 60
3 20 40 20 40
4 None None None None
1 The fertiliser should be broadcast after ploughing and cultivated deeply into the seedbed.


Field peas and beans may respond to the application of Mg at soil Index 1.


Field peas and beans should not be drilled in soils that have been treated with B, i.e, they should not follow cases of crop failure that have been treated with B.