Planting

Planting of dry beans should be conducted after the risk of frost has past. Depending on the production region, dry beans are generally planted around June 1st. Consult the article on Planting Date, or use the search function to find more information related to planting date. 

Using high quality, pedigreed seed from inspected fields is important for early season vigour and reducing the risk of seed-borne disease. Review the Seed Quality article. See a list of Ontario labs offering custom seed germination testing.

The primary source of variety information is GoBeans.ca. Annual performance trial results are posted at GoBeans, as well as variety descriptions. 

Review general information on row width, seeding depth and seeding rate or use the search function to explore other articles on these topics. 

Recent Articles

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
Multiple row of healthy dry bean plants in a field Row Width January 18, 2021 by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Row widths of 70–75 cm (28–30 in.) are standard for both white and large-seeded coloured beans when the crop will… Read More