Breeding Dry Beans for the Northern Plains -- The objective of the dry bean breeding program at North Dakota State University is to develop high yielding, high quality bean genotypes adapted to the northern Great Plains.
Control of Biennial Wormwood in Dry Bean -- Research was conducted in 2000 and repeated in 2001 to identify the best control options for biennial wormwood control in dry bean using registered and experimental herbicides.
Natural Air Drying of Pintos -- Dry edible beans should be harvested at higher moisture contents to minimize mechanical damage, minimize losses such as beans left in the field during harvest, and to minimize quality loss such as beans becoming darker.
Pinto Bean Storage to Maintain Quality -- Pinto beans were obtained from a farmer at about 20% moisture and dried to the desired moisture contents of 14%, 16% and 18% wet basis. The beans were stored in covered 5 gallon pails for 10 months at 20°F, 40°F, 60°F and 80°F.
Harvest Moisture to Maintain Dry Edible Bean Quality -- Six farmer cooperators and Bob Henson at the Carrington Research and Extension Center collected samples of pinto beans harvested at various moisture contents and harvest dates during the fall of 2001. The beans were evaluated for mechanical damage using a standard screening and visual separation procedure.
Northarvest 2001 Research Report -- A study was conducted to observe weed control and dry bean injury from Raptor applied with several experimental adjuvants compared to standard products available today.