A dry bean seeding rate project was conducted from 2018-2020 in Ontario farm fields. White, black and cranberry beans were seeded in large plots in a wide range of seeding rates to evaluate aspects of variable rate seeding and to validate recommended seeding rates. Below is a 30 minute video summarizing the results. Further reports on the project results will be added to this website in the future.
This project was conducted with significant support from 6 Ontario bean growers, Greg Kitching of Premier Equipment, and Nicole Rabe and Dan Bihari from OMAFRA GIS unit. Ken Janovicek, University of Guelph Research Assistant, conducted the statistical analysis of the data.
This project was funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of the Partnership in Ontario.