Friday, September 18th, 2009
For Sept. 17. Here are the dry bean highlights:
Edible Beans – Harvest has been limited to date with the bulk of the harvest likely to happen in the next 14 days. Reported yields have ranged widely from 16 – 22 cwt/acre, depending on drainage, seasonal rainfall events, and disease. Quality has been excellent, but low seed moisture has delayed harvest in some cases. There is a warning about weeds, that can cause severe staining.
[Editor’s note: Anecdotal reports suggest seed size is small due to lack of moisture in recent weeks to help the later pods fill properly.]