Beans are not suited for sowing after a main cereal crop as it is too late in the season for them to establish.
- Within ACRES, a mixture of at least two crops from the prescribed list must be sown.
- Beans cover crops must remain in place until after 1 January.
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Sowing rate: 70-90 kg/ha
Sowing time: Sow from mid-July up until 15 September if sowing for ACRES
Frost tolerance: Poor
Biomass: Good if sown early in the season
Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem