Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Edible beans struggled to maintain acreage this year, competing against stronger corn and soybean prices, reports OMAFRA’s seasonal summary.
White bean acreage in 2007 was 80,000 – 85,000 acres, which exceeded the early-spring planting intentions of 65,000.
However, acreage was down from the 93,000 acres planted in 2006. Coloured bean acreage remained close to historic average of 65,000 -70,000 acres.
Early planted beans (last week of May) missed the few rain showers that occurred and plants ripened and senesced rapidly. Later planted beans yielded 10 – 20% higher. Yields averaged 12 – 14 cwt/acre. Read the whole story here