Beans are harvested© Tim Scrivener
Spring beans are a better break crop than oilseed rape on heavy Essex clay land for grower Christy Willett after she harvested to top yield of 6t/ha last summer with a very healthy gross margin. Problems with stem flea beetle and slugs when growing oilseed rape compared with an easier harvest workload and better entry into winter wheat with beans means Ms Willett is thinking of phasing out rapeseed completely. Gross margins from spring beans topped £600/ha last summer, much […]