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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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
Dry common bean tolerance to pre-plant herbicides for the control of glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane March 11, 2021 by Peter Sikkema - Dry common bean does not have adequate tolerance to PP applications of Eragon, Sencor, Eragon plus Sencor, Broadstrike, FirstRate or… Read More
Azuki Bean Tolerance to Pre-Plant Herbicides in Strip Till March 11, 2021 by Peter Sikkema - Azuki bean has fair to good tolerance to all treatments evaluated.  Tankmixes with 2,4-D increased injury with the three-way tankmix… Read More
Tolerance of dry beans to Permit applied at five post-emergence timings February 24, 2021 by Peter Sikkema - Permit can safely be applied POST in dry common bean from the V1 to R1 crop growth stage at rates… Read More