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

Management of the black bean aphid in field beans and sugar beet


Beetles

Control of bruchid beetle on broad beans

Pea bruchid – the potential impact on UK pea production

Management of bruchid beetle in field and broad beans


Bean seed fly

Bean seed fly: Identification and control

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

Risk factors and crop damage caused by bean seed flies

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

Video: SCEPTREplus - Control trials for bean seed fly


Leatherjackets

Risk factors and management of leatherjackets in field crops


Mammal pests

Rodent control on farms

Managing rabbit problems associated with horticulture


Midges

Biology and control of the pea midge


Moths

Biology and management of the pea moth

Monitoring and control of the silver Y moth on field crops

Silver Y moth in vining peas & green beans


Pea & bean weevil

Management of pea and bean weevils in peas and field beans


Nematodes

Identification and management of nematodes in field crops

Symptoms of pea cyst nematode on field beans and peas


Slugs

Integrated slug control


Thrips

Identification of damage caused by field thrips in field crops


Wireworms

Identification and management of wireworms in field crops




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

How to keep fresh produce safe to eat

Monitoring microbial food safety of fresh produce

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

Establishing a resilient water supply

Irrigation in vining peas


Labour and skills

Edible horticulture skills survey

Video: webinar - Operating in a reduced labour market

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


Nutrient management

Green manures – effects on soil nutrient management and soil physical and biological properties

Green manures – implications of economic and environmental benefits on rotational management

Green manures – species selection

Introduction to fertigation

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

How to count earthworms

Measuring soil nutrients, pH and organic matter

Video: How to conduct a quick assessment of your 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

Management of farmland birds on vegetable farms

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

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