Winter Beans, how to do?

Acke

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Location
Sweden Enköping
In my neck of the woods we grow most WW, Rye and WOSR as wintercrops. How can Winter Beans stand hard winters? And compare to other wintercrops is Beans more or less sensible to hard winters ?
Also how is weed control in WBeans?
 

Flat 10

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Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
I’ve seen them go black and fall over I guess it was -8 or 9 plus wind chill but they survived. Look at pgro website and wherry and son. Herbicides include, pdm, kerb, clomazone, crawler, defy and a range of graminicides. Most broad leaf weeds are pre em only as basagran isn’t very good.
 

Fish

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Location
North yorkshire
Compare to Winter Barley, how can beans take frost? If you dig them deep late i october, can they stand frost better?
Winter barley will stand more frost than beans.
If you drilled them 10/12cm in late October when would they emerge ?
In 2010 I drilled our beans in late October, they were just emerging in early December ( you could just see then in the row) when we were hit by 3 weeks of very low temperatures, -12 down to -20 with some snow cover, the result was total crop loss.
 

Bogweevil

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Atlantic Europe yes, Scandinavia doubtful, S. Sweden USDA zone 7 same as Scottish Highlands & Pennines, lowland UK USDA zone 8, but with climate change...
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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