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The 2019 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use has been mailed. The survey is a cooperative effort between the Northarvest Bean Growers Association and the NDSU Extension Service and made possible through a grant from Northarvest.
Results from this survey are important and provide dry bean growers and invested stakeholders with information about grower practices in North Dakota and Minnesota. It also helps identify research and pesticide registration priorities. Survey responses are kept completely anonymous. View the 2018 survey results.
There is still some late feeding of thistle caterpillars and green cloverworms in dry edible beans and soybeans. According to the NDSU Extension Crop and Pest Report, field reports have come in from the Red River Valley around Fargo, north to St. Thomas, North Dakota and east to Park Rapids, Minnesota. Threshold levels for foliage-feedings caterpillars is 25 to 30 percent defoliation in dry beans and 20 percent defoliation in soybeans.
Portions of northeast North Dakota remain dry this growing season, and grasshoppers have been active in those areas. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, UPL, FMC, Central Valley Bean Co-op, SRS Commodities and Johnstown Bean Company.
Now is the time during the growing season to be scouting for insects in dry beans. So far, reports of potato leaf hopper and grasshoppers are coming in. Get the details from NDSU Extension entomologist Jan Knodel and Rock and Roll Agronomy owner Jason Hanson in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.
New potential cases of Palmer amaranth are being investigated North Dakota. NDSU Extension Weed Scientist Joe Ikley looked at two different fields in the last two weeks, one in Benson County and the other in Nelson County. “I walked fields and found plants that looked like Palmer amaranth. Samples have been collected and sent to the lab to confirm if it’s Palmer,” says Ikley. “We want to confirm before we put an action plan in place because it’s a noxious weed.”
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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