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.