Northeast Dry Bean Production Guide

Created with SARE support
Heather Darby, Erica Cummings | 2016 | 9 pages

This guide provides guidance on growing dry beans based on field-based research conducted in 2015 and 2016 on two Northern Vermont farms that trialed 19 varieties of dry beans.

The publication includes considerations for the following.

  • Sourcing quality seed.
  • Production and management:
    • Soil and fertility,
    • Seeding rates, and
    • Planting timing.
  • Pest Management:
    • Weeds,
    • Diseases, and
    • Insects.
  • Harvesting and storage.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.