spring beans© Tim Scrivener
From the new “three-crop rule” and poor returns from oilseed rape to blackgrass management on heavy land, a host of factors are driving renewed interest in pulses and spring beans in particular. With growing costs typically half second wheats and a fertiliser saving from residual nitrogen in following crops, the gross margin from spring beans can stack up well, strengthening the crop’s position in the rotation when commodity prices are under pressure. Expanding area Andy Bury of Frontier Agriculture predicts […]