The Deadline For 2017 Pgro Bean Yield Challenge Is Fast Approaching!

Roger Vickers, PGRO chief executive, reminds growers that the deadline for entering the 2017 PGRO Bean Yield Challenge is fast approaching: “The Bean Yield Challenge is open to UK-based growers of any commercial UK-grown grain crop. A prize trophy will awarded each year for the highest verified yield, while the absolute Yield Challenge winner will be the first grower to achieve a verified yield of 10t/ha or more, with the prize of a 4-night tour to France, including French pulse production visits.

“With both winter and spring bean crops looking good, the challenge can be taken up again with a deadline for this year of 31st July. Many growers achieved highly profitable results from their beans in 2016, even though it was not a banner year for yields. Our winner was Richard Wainwright, who farms at Stonegrave in North Yorkshire, who harvested a very creditable 6.81t/ha from his spring bean crop of Fanfare.

The competition rules plus the downloadable entry form can be found on the PGRO web site http://www.pgro.org/index.php/bean-yield-challenge

 

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