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OMAFRA summary of dry bean season in Ontario now available


November 30, 2020
By Top Crop Manager

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The Field Crop Team for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has published their 2020 dry bean season summary. The report gives a breakdown of acreage changes, disease and insect issues, and harvest and yield in Ontario.

Acreage of dry edible beans grew by 20 per cent over 2019, and all market classes except cranberry beans saw an increase in acres grown. The delay in herbicide application in 2019 (due to the cold, wet spring) led to increased herbicide injury in this year’s crop.

Fusarium root rot was observed in many fields that showed herbicide injury, and bacterial wilt was observed at low levels in June. Potato leafhopper and two-spotted spider mites both warranted insecticide treatments, and spider mites in particular caused significant damage in many fields. Western bean cutworm was another widely observed insect pest, as was WBC moths.

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