Winter beans coming into flower© Tim Scrivener
Winter beans made a greater profit than winter wheat in 2015, says Northamptonshire grower Peter Mee, due largely to the higher cost of blackgrass control in wheat. Very high yields of varieties Honey and Wizard made the bean crop one of the best performers, bringing in a margin over variable and fixed costs of £321/ha, compared with just £74/ha from wheat. “Blackgrass sprays have become a very high cost in the wheat crop. But as the beans are drilled later […]