Drilling spring beans© Tim Scrivener
Growing spring beans for human consumption markets offers a tasty menu of enhanced blackgrass control, served with a £25/t premium and the chance of an extra 1t/ha yield on a subsequent wheat crop. Long-time bean grower Andrew Askew, who farms about 10 miles south-west of King’s Lynn in Norfolk with his brother, Peter, and father, Roy, got into growing the spring crop 20 years ago after winter wheat establishment failed following a late sugar beet harvest. Cropping at Willow Farm […]