Spring beans

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
£510 best quote I've had so far, Frontier as usual were dearer at £527 and been offered a Seed contract with buy back contract @ approx £600/t
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Was quoted £465 Fuego, £490 Vertigo yesterday... they can still fudge off at that! Thats £210/t for the beans and £250-280/ton to run though the cleaner, something like 1/50th of a germination and nematode test and a bit for a bag and delivery, someone is talking us for mugs!
 

cb387

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Glos
Wholecrop or maize for a local stock farm or AD plant?
No thanks. Might be ok in a good year but seeing the mess that can be made in a bad one I’d rather grow a cover crop than risk destroying all soil structure
 

Worsall

Member
Arable Farmer
Decent spring beans should be worth £250/t by Feb, they always drag behind wheat prices by a few months, so worth growing. I have some lovely Lynx on a ventilated floor, so I am hoping so.
 

Brisel

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Was quoted £465 Fuego, £490 Vertigo yesterday... they can still fudge off at that! Thats £210/t for the beans and £250-280/ton to run though the cleaner, something like 1/50th of a germination and nematode test and a bit for a bag and delivery, someone is talking us for mugs!
£60.39 for the royalty, then it has to be delivered. Some failures along the way to the seed plant, and admin for it all.

Still a decent markup for them! That's supply & demand for you.
 

Brisel

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Buy some winters as feed and bang them in now 👀
I see where you're coming from, but check whether they desiccated them pre harvest with glyphosate since they were only feed and send a sample off for germination + stem nematode + ascochyta testing.
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
I see where you're coming from, but check whether they desiccated them pre harvest with glyphosate since they were only feed and send a sample off for germination + stem nematode + ascochyta testing.
Does pre-harvest glyphosate on a bean crop ever touch a bean? My current crop of volunteers suggests its doesn't :bag:
 

beefandsleep

Member
Location
Staffordshire
My fss Tundra with pre harvest glypho never seem to have an issue growing. Always 90+% germination when I’ve checked. I have sown straight off the heap before if they look clean enough. I think I may have a couple of ton left actually. Ideal for feeding beef cattle.
 

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In conversation with a soil health pioneer

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