A new black bean variety called ND Twilight is now available from North Dakota State University. This is the second black bean variety released from the NDSU breeding program. The new upright variety matures in approximately 90 days, and also has higher seed yield compared to other black beans varieties grown in the region. Learn more from NDSU dry bean breeder Dr. Juan Osorno in the latest Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
North Dakota State University dry bean breeder Juan Osorno provides an update on breeding trials and a new black bean variety in the latest Dry Bean Scene. This program on the Red River Farm Network is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
- Incorporating cover crops into corn – Mike Ostlie, CREC research agronomist
- Impact of nitrogen fertilizer rates on corn and dollar return in low- and high-yield environments – Jasper Teboh, CREC soil scientist
- Dry bean breeding program and variety review – Juan Osorno, dry bean breeder
- Black, navy and pinto bean plant populations and row spacings – Endres
- Pollinator potential impact on dry beans – Savannah Adams, graduate student
- Optimizing fungicide spray droplet size for improved management of white mold in dry beans – Michael Wunsch, CREC plant pathologist
- Soybean cyst nematode considerations for dry beans and soybeans – Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
- Considerations for soybean variety selection – Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
- Prospects for managing Sclerotinia head rot in sunflowers – Wunsch
- Susceptibility of sunflowers to Sclerotinia head rot relative to growth stage – Wunsch
- Pinto bean seed yield increased more than 3 hundredweight (cwt) per acre with in-furrow (IF, meaning fertilizer placed directly with seed) -applied 10-34-0 at 2 to 3 gallons per acre (gpa), compared with the untreated check.
- Yield was similar with IF- and band-applied (2 inches horizontally placed from planted seed) 10-34-0 at 3 to 6 gpa, although the plant population was reduced with IF application.
- Broadcast or midrow (centered between 22- or 30-inch rows) band-applied 10-34-0 did not increase yield.
- Yield was similar between low (2.5 to 3 gpa) and high (5 to 6 gpa) rates of IF-applied 10-34-0. The high fertilizer rate reduced the plant population.
- The plant population and yield were similar between IF-applied 10-34-0 and the low-salt fertilizer 6-24-6.
North Dakota State University plant pathologist Julie Pasche is taking an integrated approach to dry bean disease management. Listen to more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
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