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June-July 2001

  • US Bean Production Outlook -- A private analyst offers his outlook for 2001 dry bean production in the U.S. He sees acreage being cut.
  • New value-added venture -- A Garrison, N.D.-based group of dry bean and pea growers hope to build a legume flour plant to add value to their legumes. They are currently holding an equity drive.
  • Colorado industry confronts challenges -- One of Colorado’s long-time bean industry leaders urges the state to come up with ways to make the crop more profitable in the face of Canadian and Minnesota-North Dakota competition and rising energy costs for irrigation.
  • Kidneys & Cows: Mark and Bob Dombeck find kidney beans and milk cows are a profitable mix -- Mark and his son Bob Dombeck find kidney beans and milk cows are a profitable mix. Read how they manage the two enterprises.
  • Do you know beans about food safety? -- Food safety starts with you: So says a Northarvest canner. Faribault Foods goes to great lengths to assure that the products it sells are the highest quality and meet the highest food safety standards. Roundup residue is a growing concern says this canner.
  • Try a Shanghai salad -- Shanghai salad is one of the recipes developed and published by Manning, Selvage and Lee for Northarvest’s effort to reach college dining services with new bean recipes.
  • Promotion Efforts -- The Northarvest Bean Growers Association promoted beans at several events in the region recently.
  • Tilt, Raptor and Reflex are okay for use -- Products offer control of rust, common ragweed, waterheld, nightshade and velvetleaf control
  • Disease Control Tips -- Here are common questions about controlling dry bean diseases that area extension agents receive every year. Art Lamey, NDSU extension plant pathologist, offers the answers.
  • Help identify rust races -- Rust races are constantly changing. You can help identify rust races by sending samples to North Dakota State University.
  • Talkin' Beans -- North Dakota Dry Bean Council and Minnesota Dry Bean Research Council announce recent election results.
  • Foliar Sprays: Dry Edible Beans -- Here is a complete guide to Fungicide products available for use on dry beans.


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