Workshop topics

The dry bean production workshop is January 6

Dry edible bean growers and crop advisors will have the opportunity to learn about current research and production recommendations from North Dakota State University during the Getting-it-Right workshop. in Dry Bean Production by NDSU Extension. The event will take place at Norseman Hall in Portland, ND on Thursday, January 6, starting with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a program at 10 a.m.

Jill Murphy, NDSU Extension Officer in Traill County; Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Crop Systems Specialist; and Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension Agronomist, plan and lead this workshop to help participants make decisions about dry bean production in preparation for and during the 2022 growing season.

Workshop topics (and speakers) include:

  • Varietal performance, growth stages and plant development (Kandel)
  • Plant establishment: row spacing, stands, planting dates, rolling and cover crops (Endres)
  • Plant nutrition including timing and placement of fertilizer application and soil management (Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Specialist)
  • Plant protection: disease control, including root and stem diseases and white mold (sclerotinia); managing weeds including kochia and pigweed with herbicides and cover crops (Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension Weed Specialist, and Sam Markell, NDSU Extension Plant Pathologist)
  • Unique production management strategies (farmer in the area and panel of crop consultants)
  • Market Update (Dan Fuglesten, General Manager of Central Valley Bean)
  • Northarvest Bean Growers Association Update (Mitch Coulter, Executive Director)

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association partnered with NDSU Extension to provide financial support for refreshments and lunch for this workshop. The association oversees the promotion, research and marketing programs funded by the dry bean harvest dollars.

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The event is free. Pre-registration is not necessary. Continuing education credits will be available for certified agricultural advisers.