According to the June USDA acreage report, area planted for dry beans in 2019 is estimated at 1.31 million acres. That’s up nine percent from 2018 for comparable states. Dry bean area harvested is forecast to total 1.26 million acres. That is also up nine percent from 2018 for comparable states. Four of the nine estimating states show an increase in total dry bean planted acres from last year.
Beginning in 2019, dry bean estimates were discontinued in Montana and Texas. Also beginning in 2019, estimates no longer include chickpeas.
In the Perham, Minnesota area, Professional Agronomy Services agronomist Brad Guck says dry bean planting is a wrap and the crop is off to a good start. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.
Dry bean emergence in North Dakota is at 93 percent, nearly 95 last year and equal to the five-year average. The crop is rated at 78 percent good to excellent and zero percent poor to very poor. In Minnesota, nearly all the dry beans are planted. Emergence is at 88 percent, behind 97 percent last year and 96 percent average.
Fifty-three percent of the crop in Idaho is rated good to excellent, with 89 percent emerged. In Oregon, 80 percent is rated good to excellent and 71 percent is emerged. Seventy-eight percent of dry beans in Washington are in good to excellent condition, with 96 percent emergence.
USDA is reporting 79 percent of Montana dry beans and chickpeas are emerging, on track with last year’s average. The Wyoming dry bean is 60 percent emerged, behind 81 percent in 2018. Planting is at 54 percent in Colorado and 20 percent emergence. The Michigan dry bean crop is 31 percent planted, compared to 17 percent the week prior.
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Dry bean planting in the state of Michigan is behind the average pace. Michigan State University Dry Bean Systems Specialist Scott Bales says conditions have been wet. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
Warm and dry weather is allowing farmers to get the dry edible bean crop in the ground. Kelley Bean Company general manager in Minnesota and North Dakota John Bartsch says the start of planting was later than usual. A few acres have been switched from soybeans to dry beans. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.
While wet weather continues to plague much of the Midwest, parts of North Dakota, northwest Minnesota and Canada’s Central Prairies remain on the dry side. World Weather, Incorporated senior ag meteorologist Drew Lerner says that June will bring some change to the current weather pattern.
“A ridge of high pressure should build up across the U.S. Plains as we go through the month,” says Lerner. “Unfortunately, it may be difficult for that ridge to shut down all the wet conditions. The good news is these storm tracks will end up running across some of the drier areas in southern Canada and the northern-most part of the U.S. Plains.”
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