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Production of legumes increases

The production of legumes has increased during the last years. That’s partly a consequence of European law and support of the agriculture production. 

In order to increase and stimulate the production of soybeans, the German government is additionally subsidizing a local production.
Most important for the production of soybeans, peas, lupines or field beans will be a specific fertilization strategy.

Spray schedule legumes - When to apply Lebosol® fertiliser?

Download our convenient spraying plan for legumes, referred to as the application calendar or fertilization plan, featuring Lebosol® foliar fertilizers, in PDF format. This calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the recommended timings and purposes for utilizing our fertilizers, specifically designed for peas, field beans, and soybeans.

Effortlessly identify the ideal moments to apply our products, guaranteeing efficient and effective fertilization. By synchronizing the timing of fertilization with Lebosol®, you can seize every opportunity to enhance growth potential, never missing a crucial moment.

Open spray schedule

Specific requirements

Legumes are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen in the soil via symbiosis with rhizobium. Apart from nitrogen – also potassiumphosphorus, sulphurmagnesium and the micronutrients: boronmolybdenummanganese and zinc are essential for growth & development
For the best results, it is necessary that all these nutrients are sufficiently supplied for legume crops. The first possibility can be a basic soil dressing with granular fertilisers.

Potassium is essential for the stimulation of the rhizobium, the flowering and the protein content. Manganese and magnesium will enhance the resistance to diseases. Last but not least, sulphur is needed for the yield and protein content.

Foliar fertilisation

Unfavourable weather conditions (cold, wet, dry) and/or undersupply can cause nutritional deficiency. In extreme situations, the visible deficiency symptoms can be observed on the leaves. But also, non-visible deficiencies (hidden hunger) will reduce yield and quality. The “complex leaf/plant analysis” can help to determine the level for each nutrient. This will help to optimise yield and quality with the best fertilization strategy.
Lebosol® is offering a broad range of formulated foliar fertilizers which can be used in legumes.
The foliar feeding with Lebosol®-Molybdenum, Lebosol®-Boron and Lebosol®-Manganese GOLD SC will ensure efficient plant nutrition.

In case of macro-elements deficiency, Lebosol®-Sulphur 800 SC and Lebosol®-PK-Max can be used for the nutrition with sulphurphosphorus and potassium. All three elements are essential for the nitrogen utilization.

The application of foliar fertilizers can be done in combination with plant protection products (attention: test of miscibility). Best application time for foliar fertilizer starts from the 6-leaf-growth stage.

Reduction of stress

Weather conditions (e.g. heat stress, dry weather) or herbicide applications can cause physiological plant stress. Aminosol® (amino acids) will help to reduce the stress level and can be combined with the herbicide application. 

The efficacy and selectivity of herbicides can be improved with the addition of Herbosol®.

Add 0.4 l/ha of Herbosol® to improve the stability and reliability of the herbicide by reducing washing off and shifting of active ingredients into the soil.