Desiccation Happening in Dry Beans

The dry bean crop is rapidly approaching maturity across the region. “We’ve got an outstanding crop out here due to the added moisture this year and we need to get these desiccation or as some call them harvest aid applications going,” said Ken Diebert, technical service representative, BASF. Timing is the key to the success of the desiccation application.  “We want that crop to be at least 80 percent yellow to brown pods and I would also add no more than 30 percent of the leaves should still be green.”