Pea, bean & sweetcorn resources

AHDB Horticulture funded an extensive programme of research on many aspects of commercial pea, bean and sweetcorn production. The available reports and resources are listed below. 

PESTS OF PEAS, BEANS AND SWEETCORN:

Aphids

Pea aphid control

Management of symptoms and viruses spread by the pea aphid


Beetles

Control of bruchid beetle on broad beans


Bean seed fly

Bean seed fly: Identification and control

Bean seed fly: The research pressure mounts to control this important pest

Video: Why are bean seed fly a pest for horticulture crops?

Video: SCEPTREplus - Control trials for bean seed fly


Midges

Biology and control of the pea midge


Moths

Monitoring and control of the silver Y moth on field crops

Silver Y moth in vining peas & green beans


Pea bruchid

Pea bruchid – the potential impact on UK pea production




DISEASES OF PEAS, BEANS AND SWEETCORN:

Research project FV 459: Surveillance of virus diseases in UK pea crops


Chocolate spot

Management of Chocolate Spot (Botrytis fabae/Botrytis cinerea) in broad beans

Research project FV 355: Broad beans - Fungicide programme for chocolate spot control


Downy mildew

Research project FV 436: Pea Downy Mildew diversity in the UK


Root rot

Research project FV 429: Vining peas - Development of a laboratory based assay for the detection of Common Root Rot (Aphanomyces euteiches)


Sclerotinia

Management of sclerotinia in vining peas and green beans


Viruses

Research project FV 453: Pea viruses - Investigating the current knowledge on distribution and control of pea viruses




OTHER TOPICS ON PEAS, BEANS AND SWEETCORN:

Food safety

Video: Webinar - Microbials, managing risk in the production of fresh produce

Video: Webinar - Managing risk in the production of uk fresh produce: webinar

Video: Webinar - Microbials, keeping it clean


Health and safety

Video: Health & safety awareness for horticultural businesses


Irrigation and water management

Irrigation in vining peas


Labour

Video: webinar - Operating in a reduced labour market

Video: Webinar - Using LEAN techniques to improve labour efficiency in horticulture


Nutrient management

Nitrogen and phosphorus recommendations for optimising yield and quality of sweetcorn

Research project FV 380: Identification of critical soil P levels in vining pea crops

Research project FV 409: Sweetcorn responses to Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Research project FV 428: Vining peas - The effect of soil phosphate levels on rhizobial population

Research project FV 428a: The effect of phosphorus fertilisers on rhizobial populations and pea yields – Extension of project FV 428


Quality

Research project FV 351: Understanding Quality Determinants in Pea Seeds

Research project FV 401: Vining peas - development of an improved standardisation procedure for the pea tenderometer


Soils

Video: Soil health for horticulture - a GREATsoils webinar

Video: GREATsoils - the worm count test

Video: Webinar - Soil health improvement – Cover crops and organic amendments


Varieties

Vining Pea Guide 2018

Research project FV 154c: Vining Peas - Evaluation of new varieties sown at appropriate commercial timings

Research project FV 340a: Vining Peas - Extension of variety evaluation trials

Research project FV 340b: Vining Peas - Extension of variety evaluation trials

Research project FV 369: Broad Beans - Evaluation of new varieties sown at appropriate commercial timings

Research project FV 419: Snap peas - Evaluation of varieties sown at the appropriate commercial timing


Weeds

Sweetcorn Herbicide Trials 2019

Research project FV 307b: Vining & podded peas: control of volunteer potatoes by vision guided spot spraying




Useful links

Pea and bean crop walkers' guide

Video: Webinar - A changing consumer landscape: What it means for fresh produce?

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