Processors and Growers Research Organisation

Bean Yield Challenge... growing a 10t/ha field bean crop by 2020

A generation ago, the Ten Tonne Club for wheat helped to change the aspirations of the best growers of wheat.

It is now time to do the same for the bean crop, and the PGRO Bean Yield Challenge looks towards growing a 10 tonne field bean crop by 2020.

The Challenge is open to any UK-based grower of any commercial UK-grown grain crop and will run annually until crop 2020 - or until the first 10t/ha crop is validated - whichever is the sooner.

  • A prize trophy is awarded annually for the highest verified yield for each crop year, and started with 2015- 2016.

  • The absolute Yield Challenge winner will be the first grower to achieve a verified yield of 10t/ha or more. The prize will be a 4-night tour to France for 4 guests, including a night in Paris and French pulse production and research visits.

Richard Wainwright, who farms at Stonegrave in North Yorkshire, has won the PGRO Bean Yield Challenge four years in a row! His winning 2019 entry had an impressive yield of 8.32t/ha.

Picture courtesy of CPM magazine. 
See full article on Richard Wainwright in March 2017 issue.

Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form.

The Bean Yield Challenge rules and entry form will be available for download on completion of the short registration form below.

All entries must be submitted electronically and registered by 31st July of the cropping year.