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Tony Bell with his Czajkowski STK 300, planting field beans in North Co Dublin. Photos: Damien Eagers

Tony Bell with his Czajkowski STK 300, planting field beans in North Co Dublin. Photos: Damien Eagers

Tony holds a field bean crop

Tony holds a field bean crop

Tony holds a field bean

Tony holds a field bean

Tony using the Czajkowski STK 300 to plant beans

Tony using the Czajkowski STK 300 to plant beans

A field bean crop growing in soil in Balrothery, Co Dublin

A field bean crop growing in soil in Balrothery, Co Dublin

Tony in a field of beans

Tony in a field of beans

Tony with his Czajkowski STK 300

Tony with his Czajkowski STK 300

Wheat grows in Tony Bell’s farm in Bremore, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Wheat grows in Tony Bell’s farm in Bremore, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

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Tony Bell with his Czajkowski STK 300, planting field beans in North Co Dublin. Photos: Damien Eagers

Tillage farmer and contractor, Tony Bell turned to strip tillage ten years ago and says it’s the best thing he’s done on his farm. Among other crops, Tony grows beans on part of the 400 acres he farms near Balbriggan, North Dublin.

Both spring and winter beans have been making waves across the agricultural sector this year, having previously been regarded as a marginal crop.


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