Strengthen the cultivation of legumes


Successful cultivation of common vetches (Vicia sativa) in mixture with oats (Avena sativa) (© )


Legumes are essential for Organic Farming: they stimulate soil fertility, fix atmospheric nitrogen as an important nitrogen source for arable farming and grassland, increase the diversity of crop rotations, and are the main feed protein sources in organic animal husbandry. Even in conventional farming legumes have positive effects, but their competitiveness in relation to other cultures is often contested.