Beans

Protein in an integral part of an animals diet, currently Ireland is importing a substantial portion of this protein. Why ? when we can grow beans as a protein crop successfully in this country. The EU recognizes this and are offering a protein payment for this crop.  

Southern Fuel & Farm Supplies Ltd offers Bean contracts. This can be of benefit to farmers who have to implement the 2 / 3 crop rule as part of their crop rotation.

➡️  Beans offer great potential to fill the void as a break crop which has been there since the unfortunate departure of Sugar Beet. 

➡️  Beans offer a higher gross margin than spring barley see Teagasc cost and returns 2015.

➡️ Beans are a nitrogen fixing legume crop which don’t require any artificial nitrogen, given the current cost of fertiliser, this offers a substantial saving. 

➡️ Beans offer a lovely entry for a following cereal crop. They leave leaving residual nitrogen in the ground which can taken up by the cereal crop.

Southern Fuel & Farm Supplies Ltd supply seed, chemical and fertiliser and full crop walking / agronomy package.  

Beans growing in a field
Boxer     

Good yielding variety with good protein content.

Fanfare 

It has the highest yield on the Recommended List and also the joint highest protein content.

Lynx

This variety has been upgraded to a fully recommended variety in
2020 following a provisional recommendation in 2019. It is the
highest yielding variety on the Recommended List with good protein
content. Irl Agent: Seed Technology Ltd. Bred by NPZ Lembke,
Germany

Beans in flower
Beans in flower

For more agronomy information regarding seed variety, rate, herbicide and nutrients please contact our Team of experts as these change on an annual basis.

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