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Faba bean: an alternative to soybean in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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dc.contributor.author Patriquin, David G.
dc.contributor.author Burton, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-04T13:11:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-04T13:11:01Z
dc.date.issued 1982-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Patriquin, D.G. and D. Burton. 1982. Faba bean: an alternative to soybean in Nova Scotia, Canada. In: S.B. Hill and P. Ott, (Eds), Basic Techniques in Ecological Farming. Borkhauser Verlag: Basel, Boston, Stuttgart. pp 98-107. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14442
dc.description.abstract For farmers in Nova Scotia who wish to be self-sufficient in animal feed, and in N fertilizer, the faba bean offers a number of advantages over soybean: (i) no special processing is required; (ii) nodulation is generally spontaneous in N.S. soils (no inoculation required); (iii) nitrogen fixation is roughly double that of soybean; (iv) faba bean is better adapted than soybean for growth on low nitrate soils. Nitrogen fixation (ca 140 kg N/ha) is sufficient to allow the N balance in a rotation system to be maintained or augmented when manures are returned to the field. The main problem is to ensure that the N from animal and green manures is available to plants when required. This problem must be approached at the local level. In addition, selection of suitable varieties and appropriate rnanagement strategies are essential in combatting Chocolate Spot, its major disease. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada en_US
dc.publisher Borkhauser Verlag: Basel, Boston, Stuttgart. en_US
dc.subject Faba bean
dc.subject Soybean
dc.subject Nova Scotia
dc.subject Nitrogen fixation
dc.subject Yields
dc.subject Nitrogenase activity
dc.subject Nitrate reductase activity
dc.subject Nodulation
dc.title Faba bean: an alternative to soybean in Nova Scotia, Canada. en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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