Beans flowering© Tim Scrivener
Spring beans could be more profitable than winter wheat if growers can hit the yields achieved by top bean farmers and the fertility benefits of the pulse crop are included. Some bean growers hit yields above 9t/ha in the bumper harvest of 2015, while others are routinely producing 7t/ha, which makes the crop competitive against cereals. Independent figures from the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook show feed wheat gross margins are £200/ha-plus above spring beans, but that is using an […]