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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Is there an economic benefit to variable rate seeding? October 11, 2022 by Meghan Moran -   Is there an economic benefit to variable rate seeding white beans? See infosheet. Is there an economic benefit to… Read More
Dry Bean Seeding Rate Project Results March 14, 2022 by Meghan Moran - With the support of six Ontario dry bean producers located in Huron, Perth and Oxford Counties, a large seeding rate… Read More
Dry Bean Seeding Rate Project Results (VIDEO PRESENTATION) February 28, 2022 by Meghan Moran - A dry bean seeding rate project was conducted from 2018-2020 in Ontario farm fields. White, black and cranberry beans were… Read More
Marsh Spot July 9, 2021 by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - This article was written by Mylene Corzo Lopez, University of Guelph Summary Marsh spot is due to imbalanced nutrient supply… Read More
Huron Research Station Annual Reports May 26, 2021 by Chris Gillard - Chris Gillard and his research staff conduct many different dry bean research trials at the University of Guelph - Huron… Read More