Friday, August 21, 2009

In Season: Dry Edible Beans Harvest Delayed

Western Nebraska’s dry edible bean harvest is likely to drag on weeks longer than in most years, and in areas where planting was late, it will be a race between harvest and first frost.

Harvest could begin anywhere from early September until late October, depending on when a field of beans emerged, how much stress the bean plants have experienced, and the daily high and low temperatures between now and harvest. In addition, the 2009 crop is likely to experience some quality issues.

Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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