FURY SPRING BEAN GETS TOP MARKS FROM GROWERS AND END USERS

LSPB Fury leaflets1 300x216As this season’s spring sowing season approaches, Fury spring bean is at the top of the list for many pulse growers. It is the fully PGRO-recommended pale hilum spring bean that yields higher than current varieties with better downy mildew resistance and good standing ability.

Theo Labuda of breeders LSPB says: “Fury was promoted to fully-recommended status in the 2012 PGRO Recommended List of spring beans and has good agronomic characters – including the highest downy mildew resistance of all the fully-recommended spring beans on the PGRO list. Plus it has the same earliness of ripening as Fuego.”

Grower comments support the trials results – David Gray of Itchen Stoke Estate comments that Fury is the biggest step forward for yield in any spring bean he has seen. A similar view comes from Mark Wells of Burbage Farms who grew Fury for seed: “I recommend Fury to any commercial grower who is going for the human consumption market.”

The same positive views come from end users – Fury has already produced good samples that meet the quality standards for the human consumption export market as it is a pale hilum, pale-skinned bean.

Andy Bury, Pulses and Bean Trader with Frontier Agriculture, confirms that their buyer in Egypt is very pleased with the sample quantity of Fury beans and would like a consistent supply for the coming season. This opinion is reinforced by Ian Skinn, pulses trader with Gleadell Agriculture, who notes that Fury is comparable with other varieties available, and that end consumers would put Fury on the same footing as Fuego.

Theo Labuda adds: “Fury has a yield advantage over Fuego in official trials and we see this advantage confirmed – and exceeded – in commercial crops.

Taken with encouraging reactions from end users, Fury looks set to make its mark in the pulse acreage this spring.”

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