Dry Bean Scene

  During the field day held at the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC), research agronomist Bryan Hanson highlighted row spacing and population trials being conducted at the LREC. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene. This radio update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Navy Beans Sought by USDA

USDA is seeking 188,160 CS of navy beans as part of a Section 32 purchase. Bids are due August 5. For more information, click here.

Dry Bean Scene

During a stop at a Crookston farm, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz got a firsthand look at drought conditions in Polk County. The governor spoke with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack twice in the past week and said USDA understands the urgency of the situation. Area farmer Eric Samuelson, who serves as the Northarvest Bean Growers Association […]

NDSU Crop and Pest Report

The 13th issue of the NDSU Extension Crop & Pest Report for 2021 has been released. Topics featured in this week’s edition are: Entomology Plant Science Plant Pathology Weeds Diagnostic Lab Around the State Weather Summary/Outlook View the latest report.

Scout for Spider Mites in Dry Beans

The first reports of spider mites being found on field edges of soybeans came in this week from West Fargo, ND and Crookston, MN, according to the NDSU Extension Crop & Pest Report. Spider mites are small (1/50 of an inch long) and magnification is usually required to see them. A 10x hand lens is […]

Drought Conditions Continue to Expand

Nearly 97 percent of North Dakota is suffering from severe to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. That’s up from 91 percent last week. The dry conditions are rapidly expanding in Minnesota. Seventy-two percent of the state is dealing with severe, extreme or exceptional drought, up from 52 percent last week. Ninety-nine […]

UMN Extension Strategic Farming Series

The weekly Strategic Farming Series webinar hosted by University of Minnesota Extension engages farmers and agriculture professionals in an interactive discussion. This Wednesday program features a live webinar with interactive discussion with attendees, addressing in-season cropping issues as they arise. Weekly sessions may include topics related to soil fertility, agronomics, pest management, equipment, and more.   […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports most dry bean prices the Minn-Dak region are mostly unchanged from the previous week. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $36-to-$40 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $36-to-$40 per cwt. Navy beans are at $33-to-$36 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean […]

Crop Progress Report – July 19, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 18% very poor, 33% poor, 36% fair, 12% good, and 1% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 42%, behind 53% last year and 56% average. Setting pods was 5%, behind 11% last year.   Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were […]