Still time to enter this season’s bean yield challenge

Pulse growers are reminded there is still time to enter this season’s PGRO Bean Yield Challenge which closes at midnight on Tuesday 31 July.

The annual prize trophy is awarded to the grower of the top yielding field bean crop of the 2017-18 season, irrespective of whether it is a greater or lesser yield year overall.

As well as the prize for each season, the absolute Bean Yield Challengewinner will be the first to achieve a verified yield of 10t/ha or more and will win a 4-night tour to France for 4 guests, including a night in Paris and French pulse production and research visits.

Entry is simple and free and is open to any UK-based grower of any commercial UK-grown grain crop. Details are in the latest issue of the PGRO Pulse Magazine… or on the PGRO web site (http://www.pgro.org/bean-yield-challenge) before midnight on Tuesday 31 July. The rules and official entry form can be immediately downloaded for completion and then submitted electronically.

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.