ARCHIVE: Fertiliser Manual (RB209)

Peas (Market Pick) and Beans

 

SNS, P, K or Mg Index

 
 

0

1

2

3

4

5

6  

 

kg/ha

 
Peas for Fresh Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrogen (N) - all soil types

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Phosphate (P2O5)

185 

135

85

35

0

0

0

Potash (K2O)

190

140

90 (2-)
40 (2+)

0

0

 0

0

Magnesium (MgO)

100

50

0

0

0

0

0

Beans

Nitrogen (N) - all soil types

Broad beans

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dwarf and Runner beans - seedbed

180

150

120

80

30

0a

0a

Runner beans - top-dressing

See note below

Phosphate (P2O5)

200

150

100

50

0

0

0

Potash (K2O)

200

150

100 (2-)
50 (2+)

0

0

0

0

Magnesium (MgO), all crops

100

50

0

0

0

0

0

a. A small amount of nitrogen may be needed if soil nitrogen levels are low in the 0-30 cm of soil.

Peas for fresh market

Peas may suffer from sulphur deficiency on sensitive soil types (page 43). Where deficiency is possible, apply 25 kg SO3/ha.

Dwarf/Runner beans

Apply no more than 100 kg N/ha at sowing or planting. The remainder should be applied when the crop is fully established.

Runner beans can require a further top-dressing of up to 75 kg N/ha at early picking stage.

Don’t forget to:

  • make allowance for nutrients applied in organic manures (see Section 2)
  • ensure the phosphate and potash offtake is balanced by application on Index 2 soils and check that the soil is maintained at Index 2 by soil sampling every 3 – 5 years
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