Faba Beans

  • Tall, bushy annual legume thrives under cool, wet conditions; not tolerant to heat & drought, somewhat frost tolerant
  • Faba beans can produce 3.5-6 tons/A DM as a cover crop & can fix up to 140 lbs N/A.
  • Large taproot breaks up compaction
  • Slow to emerge due to large seed; important to plant early
  • Use for hay or silage; good forage quality
  • Requires inoculant for proper nodulation for nitrogen fixation

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Faba Beans
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter KillTotal N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)
Faba Beans100-150NA25-501,400March-April, Aug- Mid Sept1-3 inchYes50-140
Balansa Clover5-86-92-3500,000March-May, July-Sept¼ inchYes50-100
Berseem Clover12-1515-202-5200,000Mid May-August¼ - ½ inchYes55-100
Crimson Clover12-2025-302-5150,000June-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes50-90
Medium Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch70-150
White Blossom Sweet Clover
Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover8-12152-5259,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch90-170
Subterranean Clover15-2025-308-1070,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes70-100
4010 Field Peas
Austrian Winter Peas60-75NA25-303,900Aug-Sept1-2 inchYes70-150
Icicle Winter Peas60-75NA25-304,200Aug-Sept1-2 inchNo70-150
Hairy Vetch25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchYes70-200
Common Vetch50-6070-8025-304,200Aug-Sept½ -1 inchYes5-50
Chickling Vetch60-70NA20-402,600March-May1-1 ½ inchYes5-70
Iron & Clay Cowpeas50-75NA25-353,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYes150
Mung Beans15-20NA4-812,000Late May-Aug1-2 inchYesInsufficient Data
Small-Seeded Black Lentils40-5060-7520-3011,000March-May, July-Sept½ - 2 inchesYes
Sunn Hemp15-20NA4-811,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYes100-140

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