UK: Winter Bean Plantings To Increase

Following two difficult years, the winter bean crop is making a comeback, says the Farmer's Guardian. Reports of high yields from this harvest and a significant increase in the planned area for planting this autumn, means winter beans could provide growers with fresh opportunities for a break crop, they say.

Whilst this season’s crop has, like the cereal harvest, been delayed by rain, there are promising signs of high yielding and good quality crops being taken across the country. Coupled with this, with the rising cost of farm inputs and difficulties in drilling oilseed rape currently being experienced by many growers, there could well be a resurgence in the area of winter beans to be planted this autumn, they conclude.