Technical note Open Access
Stoddard, Frederick; Schauman, Casimir
Almost every arable farm can grow a grain legume, even in northern Europe. This practice note deals with the question “are my fields suitable for farming grain legumes”. The answer in most cases is “yes”, and this practice note shows that there are several aspects to consider related to soil texture, pH levels and water availability when selecting the right legume for a field. Growers across the world are pushing the margins of where or what legume crop can be grown. However, without careful consideration, this can be at the expense of securing high or stable yields and hence profitability. Complementing the information provided in this practice note with the right choice of cultivar for regional or national circumstances further increases the chances of achieving satisfactory yield levels.