Resources for Ontario dry bean growers

Dry beans are grown on approximately 130,000 acres in Ontario, Canada. The province produces numerous market classes of dry beans including white, black, cranberry, dark red kidney, light red kidney, white kidney, otebo, and small red beans, all of which are the species Phaseolus vulgaris. Adzuki beans, the species Vigna angularis, are also grown in Ontario.

Dry beans require special cultural management practices for optimum quality and profitability. This website outlines agronomic management practices for dry bean production in Ontario and brings together expertise and research results from extension specialists and academic researchers. This website is brought to you by the Ontario Bean Growers, a not for profit organization that represents the interests of farmers in Ontario that grow dry edible beans.

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Large Seeded Bean Seeding Date and Seeding Rate Study June 17, 2024 by Chris Gillard - Growers plant beans earlier in regions with fewer crop heat units (CHU) to avoid losses from fall frost, but the… Read More
Small Seeded Bean Seeding Date and Seeding Rate Study June 14, 2024 by Chris Gillard - Current production guidelines have separate recommendations for planting dates and seeding rates, while current seeding rate recommendations varies with row… Read More
Small Seeded Bean Seeding Rate Study on 15″ Rows June 14, 2024 by Chris Gillard - Plant population studies from the 1980’s developed recommendations for narrow row production. Since that time, there have been dramatic changes… Read More
Anthracnose Control from Tankmixing a Fertilizer with a Fungicide June 13, 2024 by Chris Gillard - Growers often apply fungicides to manage foliar diseases such as anthracnose, and tankmix a foliar fertilizer when they apply a… Read More
Time of Day for Fungicide Application Does Not Impact Disease Control June 13, 2024 by Chris Gillard - Sprayer technology is available to apply pesticides at any time - day or night. Some growers rely on this technology… Read More