Cover crop recommendations before winter beans


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I tried a couple of 1ha patches of trefoil and white clover mix before beans, but I didn't manage to get it established. By the time straw was cleared and I got the drill to the field, it was really too late.

Those seeds that did germinate, didn't seem to survive either the time drill and certainly not the winter.
wonder if you could undersow in the spring via broadcasting on the prior crop

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...