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A pea plant of a variety grown chiefly for fodder or as green manure.
- ‘For a spring cover crop to be tilled under in early summer, hand broadcast clover or Austrian field pea seed, and lightly rake it into the soil.’
- ‘We're advocating farmers to plant field peas in addition to the common crops they are using, to add the peas as part of a smart rotation.’
- ‘Through good research and development, the destructive black spot on lupins has been eliminated, and it is hoped that field peas might also benefit.’
- ‘Staples, such as cabbages, potatoes, turnips, and field peas, were usually grown in the fields.’
- ‘I also plant cover crops such as Austrian field peas or crimson clover when the garden beds are not occupied with vegetables.’
- ‘Sometimes winter small grains go in after the soybeans, and sometimes field peas or barley/pea/oats replace the spring small grain.’
- ‘A computer simulation model mapping the spread of blackspot spores could revolutionise management of the disease in field peas.’
- ‘Many of the dairy farmers we know would love to put field peas in their rations, cows seem to really milk on peas, but there is very little supply in the East.’
- ‘The field pea has a large genome, which is relatively stable in size between species.’
- ‘Your field peas are apparently a variety with mildew resistance.’
- ‘Burned shells of the field pea were mixed with cornmeal to make blue dumplings.’
- ‘Dryland corn is gaining popularity here because of the favorable conditions the past few years and there has been considerable interest in growing field peas for food or forage.’
- ‘Spread compost or manure on unplanted areas or sow fall-sown cover crops, such as clover, Austrian field peas, fava beans, vetch and winter wheat.’
- ‘If your exposure to southern peas (also called field peas or cowpeas) has been limited to the commercial canned, frozen, or dried variety, a much better flavor experience awaits you.’
- ‘Pea weevil infests up to 30 percent of the national field pea crop, resulting in export rejection and diminished quality of one of Australia's highest yielding pulses.’
- ‘A gene for the amylase inhibitor 1 has been transferred from the common bean to the field pea to limit damage by the pea weevil.’
- ‘There's the gene from green beans added to field peas which gives the peas a built-in insecticide that's almost 100% effective against its arch enemy the pea weevil.’
- ‘Flock health has improved since he switched to a different feed supplier offering a more complex feed ration, including field peas as well as corn and small grains.’
- ‘He has also experimented with growing field peas and canola together to see if the canola would prevent lodging of the pea crop.’
- ‘Mixtures of summer-annual grasses and legumes, such as field peas and soybeans, are being marketed by some seed dealers.’
Early 18th century: said to be so named because they were once the only agricultural peas cultivated in the UK.
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