Poland: What are the prices of field bean seed?

Dried Broad Bean
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 10, 2024

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Field beans have a high yield potential, with plantations in favorable conditions yielding up to 7-8 t/ha, making it a good source of protein from domestic crops. The origin of broad beans dates back to ancient Egypt and it has been gaining popularity as a "soybean of the north". When it comes to growing field beans, it is important to choose the right soil, maintain correct sowing parameters, and provide appropriate fertilization. In 2023, broad bean yields were poor, with the standard yield in experiments being only 2.66 t/ha, leading to a limited availability of certified field bean seed material and higher seed prices compared to cereals.
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In recent years, the average yield of field beans has been 2-2.5 t/ha in production and 4-5 t/ha in experiments. However, its yield potential is estimated much higher, which is clearly demonstrated by plantations yielding 7-8 t/ha in favorable conditions. This type of field bean yield gives you a chance to obtain large amounts of protein from domestic crops. However, it cannot be forgotten that this is the most demanding species among the legumes, responding to any inconvenience with a significant decrease in yield. Origin of broad beans The first records of the cultivation of field beans come from ancient Egypt, where they probably came from Central Asia. From Egypt, in turn, it reached the territory of today's Spain and Portugal, and from there in the 7th century BC. was brought to the territory of today's Poland. The peak of faba bean popularity occurred in the interwar period, and for several years this plant has been coming back into favor as the "soybean of the north". Broad ...
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