Among legume crops, forage peas and field beans show the most symptoms of legume fatigue. This is due to infestation with Mycosphaerella, Phoma, Fusarium, Aphanomyces and other soil-borne pathogens as a result of over-cultivation of peas or other legumes such as lupines, field beans, vetches, red clover or lucerne. A heavy infestation may lead to a total loss of the peas or beans. In this new DiverIMPACTS practice abstract, a simple legume fatigue test is presented.
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Jacques Fuchs, FiBL Switzerland
zenodo.org: Practice abstract "Testing soil for legume fatigue"