Seeding equipment problems with faba beans


Faba bean seed is larger than the more familiar narrow-leafed lupin seed and varies greatly in size. The size and the shape can cause a number of 'blockage' problems with seeding equipment. The result is poor establishment and yield.

This Pulse point includes information on the following:

  • seed metering mechanisms
  • airseeder distributors
  • sowing tubes on combines
  • seeding boots
  • inoculated seed
  • seed handling equipment


Factsheet 12 First Edition

Published: 01 Apr 2001