Claydon drilled winter beans 8/4/20

tw15

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Claydon drilled winter beans
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tw15

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200 kg + late nov from the top of my head . Brisel drilled um with his claydon jJust hss Wizard cleaned of the heap only input so far has been a bit of laser around the headland of each field to clean up a few grass weeds.
 

Brisel

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Drilled 30/10/19 210 kg/ha. Seed put approx. 4" deep with the leading leg put 6" deep. It poured with rain afterwards for about 4 months, so I'm very glad to see them up and away well. Not what you'd call really heavy clay, but pretty stiff in patches. 25% wheel slip in places.

Are these the beans at your place or just up the road @tw15 ?
 

tw15

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DORSET
Drilled 30/10/19 210 kg/ha. Seed put approx. 4" deep with the leading leg put 6" deep. It poured with rain afterwards for about 4 months, so I'm very glad to see them up and away well. Not what you'd call really heavy clay, but pretty stiff in patches. 25% wheel slip in places.

Are these the beans at your place or just up the road @tw15 ?
That is here at the home farm the others are just as good . Job well done Brisel and all that we have spent on is two tins of laser to clean up some grass weeds around the headlands of each field .
You forgot to say what filling you had in your sandwiches Brisel (very important fact} :D (y)
 

Brisel

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North Yorkshire
What is the earliest you’ve drilled beans with a Claydon I’m thinking of mid October before it gets to wet in a normal year if there is such a thing

October is best but November is no problem either. Do adjust seed rates down if you’re drilling with a coulter drill and in early October or you will end up with a thick tall crop with poorer grass weed control and plants trying to outcompete each other without producing many pods in the lower canopy. In the same vein, keep seed rates up a bit if you’re ploughing them into cold wet clay 9” deep next to a rook infested wood.
 

Brisel

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What sort of margin are people expecting from beans these days.

4 t/ha @ £200/t
£75/ha seed if bought in
£176/ha sprays if you're feeling generous
£56/ha fertiliser to replace P, K, Mg offtake
TVC £307/ha (not including expensive drilling contractor!)
Gross margin £493/ha

In theory you're £100/ha worse off than an oilseed rape crop yielding 30 cwt/acre but looking at my own osr yield potential, I'd say beans were looking more reliable by the minute.
 

Case290

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Worcestershire
Hope the beans make £290+ And 5t ha be better then. That’s y I’ve got a Claydon 2 Can't be doing to much cultivating with current prices. Mistake I made with my beans didn’t close the slot and now a disaster should have gone back And culti pressed it. Maybe my fail will help your mate.
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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