soya crop
Kent grower Mark Bowsher-Gibbs will give soya beans a go for the first time this season, capitalising on the South-East’s suitably warm climate and the crop’s buoyant market price of about £375/t. Mr Bowsher-Gibbs, who is farm and estate manager at GH Dean near Sittingbourne, Kent, plans to grow 18ha of the soya bean variety Silverka in an investigation to see if it can hold it’s own as an alternative legume break crop to peas. Roughly 20% of the farm’s […]