Fertility Management

The main nutrients applied to dry beans in Ontario are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Important micro-nutrients include manganese and zinc

Sulphur has not been shown to be limiting for dry bean production in Ontario soils. Studies conducted to date on sulphur applied to dry beans have not resulted in yield increases.  

Dry beans are very sensitive to boron

Studies on fulvic and humic acid fertilizers have concluded that they do not increase dry bean yield. 

Recent Articles

Sulphur Fertilizer in Dry Bean 2019-2023 June 13, 2024 by Chris Gillard - A reduction in air pollution has dramatically reduced sulphur deposited into Ontario soils over the last 40 years. Sulphur is… 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
Mycorrhizae Products for Beans 2016-2017 January 27, 2021 by Chris Gillard - AgTiv is a biological product (Premier Tech Agriculture, Quebec, Canada) that contains mycorrhizae (Glomus intraradices) spores. The product Myconate (Plant… Read More