Faba Beans Northern Region - GrowNotes™

Published: 1 Feb 2017

Faba bean, Vicia faba, is a winter-growing pulse, or food legume crop. It is primarily grown in Victoria, northern NSW and some parts of southern Queensland,Western Australia and Tasmania.

Faba beans are a valuable crop grown in Australia for the human consumption market as well as the benefits it can offer for livestock nutrition and as a rotation crop. With the development of new varieties for different regions and conditions there is an increase in faba bean production in Australia.


  • Planning/paddock preparation and planting
  • Plant growth and physiology
  • Nutrition and fertiliser
  • Weed and insect control
  • Nematode management
  • Diseases
  • Plant growth regulators and canopy management
  • Crop desiccation and spray out
  • Harvest and storage
  • Environmental issues
  • Marketing

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Region: North

GRDC Project Code: SBM00013-E,