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New 2017 Dry Bean Grower Survey (05/17/18)

This NDSU Extension publication E1884 provides important updates in dry bean production, pest problems and pesticide use in Minnesota and North Dakota.

New 2017 Dry Bean Grower Survey

This NDSU Extension publication E1884 provides important updates in dry bean production, pest problems and pesticide use in Minnesota and North Dakota. A few of the 2017 highlights include:

  • Two major dry bean production problems in 2017 were drought and hail. Minnesota also reported diseases.
  • For tillage practices, about 77% growers used conventional, 12% minimum, 6% no-till and 5% strip-tillage.
  • About 77% of growers used soil tests prior to fertilization of dry bean fields.
  • Top three diseases were white mold, common bacterial blight, and rust.
  • Top three insect pests were leafhoppers, aphids and caterpillars.
  • Top three weeds reported were kochia, lambsquarters and ragweed.
  • 3.8% of growers reported dicamba drift injury in dry bean fields.
  • More than 95% of growers or crop consultants reported that they scout fields and use economic thresholds for managing insect pests.

More survey results are available in the online pdf of “2017 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use”: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/crops/2017-dry-bean-grower-survey-of-production-pest-problems-and-pesticide-use-in-mn-and-nd/e1884-dry-bean.pdf

This work is supported by the NortHarvest Bean Growers Association.

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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