The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture’s (OMAFRA’s) field crop team has released their dry bean seasonal summary for 2021. While acreage of each market class of dry bean was down from last year, 2020’s acres were the highest since 2007, so this is not as negative a fact as it might otherwise be.
Beans were planted in good condition and the majority of the crop harvested before the wet weather in September/October is of high quality. There were some issues with root rot caused by the severe summer rains, and western bean cutworm (WBC) were abundant in dry bean fields – even more so than in corn fields, on average. |READ MORE