According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 15% very poor, 30% poor, 39% fair, 16% good, and 0% excellent. Dropping leaves was 95%, near 96% last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 57%, ahead of 51% last year and 49% average. Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were 0% very short, 34% short, 34% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 43% very short, 33% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus. In Minnesota, dry beans rated 19% very poor, 24% poor, 46% fair, 19% good, and 2% excellent. Dropping leaves was 95%, near both 92% last year and average. Harvested was 52%, ahead of 42% last year and 48% average. Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 11% very short, 24% short, 61% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 37% short, 43% adequate and 1% surplus. Dry beans were 90% harvested in Montana (including Chickpeas), 73% in Idaho, 91% in Washington, 63% in Colorado, 49% in Nebraska, 30% in Wyoming and 49% in Michigan. Get the latest Crop Progress numbers.
Dry bean harvest is underway in Minnesota and North Dakota, about 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule in some cases. In this week’s Dry Bean Scene, Norm Krause of Staples, Minnesota and Tom Kennelly of Grafton, North Dakota provide harvest update. This radio program is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
- Chihuahua: Planting is complete and is down almost 50% from average and from official government planting intentions. 80% of the beans were planted during the critical planting period and most are in good to excellent condition, as of this reporting.
- Durango: Planting has ended in most areas and appears to be down around 25% from average with 70% of the beans planted late, after July 15 and now dependent on soil moisture. Bean plants are in the growing stage and appear mostly good to excellent. This area is mostly pinto Saltillo beans.
- Zacatecas: Planting is complete and is down around 15% down from the average. In this case, beans were planted late due to excess rain and moisture. Bean plants look mostly good to excellent. This area is mostly black beans.
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