Cereals 2007: new winter bean variety

A new winter bean variety, Sultan, with yields 8% higher than Wizard and similar export potential, should be available to growers in 2008.

According to Peter Smith of Wherry’s, Sultan is a short, stiff type with the pale-skinned appearance required for the export market.

“It’s a step forwards because it combines a yield increase with the right quality characteristics,” he says.

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