A leguminous plant with multiple utilities
In livestock feed, field bean plays a complementary role to soybean. This legume provides an important source of plant protein, which is essential for a balanced animal diet. Dry grain of the field bean is usually used for protein supplementation in livestock feed, allowing for a complete nutritional intake.
In addition to its role in animal feed production, field bean is also valuable as a green manure crop. The practice of green manure involves growing plants that are not intended for direct human consumption, but which provide numerous benefits to agriculture.
It plays a positive role in improving soil fertility because of its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen and release it into the soil. This process promotes the growth of subsequent crops, helping to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and improving the sustainability of agriculture.