Leads to faba bean ex­per­i­ment in the North Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - FENCE POST -

ni­trous ox­ide emis­sion crop­ping project just as the plants were ready to flower.

“The fol­low­ing flood wa­ter and in­un­da­tion played havoc with both trial sites, run­ning the tri­als,” Ms Voigt said.

“Although most of the mung­beans have re­cov­ered at one of the trial sites and some sort of har­vest is pos­si­ble, the top­soil from the fal­low strips has washed into the bean strips, which means the soil is no longer uni­form for ni­trous ox­ide emis­sions record­ing.”

The tri­als at both sites have been aban­doned but by tak­ing on this ex­per­i­ment, the time be­tween tests will not be wasted.

“On pa­per it looks good, but they are pre­dict­ing a wet­ter than usual win­ter so we may have prob­lems with fun­gus,” Ms Voigt said.

“They (faba beans) are a great al­ter­na­tive to chick peas be­cause the time from plant­ing to har­vest is much shorter.”

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