Short old crop pulse supplies lift values

Strong prices and the need to replace failed oilseed rape crops are fuelling interest in spring beans, but seed constraints may disappoint some potential growers. “Generally, the UK winter bean crops are looking fantastic and the mild conditions have meant an early...

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Pulses as part of a sustainable rotation

The UK is co-ordinating a European project involving 24 institutions that seeks to raise arable system sustainability through growing leguminous crops. The TRansition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe (TRUE) programme aims to identify the best routes...

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Südzucker to close five EU sugar factories

German crop processing group Südzucker, the owner of the Ensus bioethanol plant on Teesside, is to shut five of its 29 sugar beet factories in Europe as part of a restructuring plan prompted by low sugar prices. The move will reduce the Group’s production capacity by...

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