Dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), a high-protein pulse crop, have been grown in the Northeast since the 1800’s. As the local food movement expands, consumers are requesting more and more locally produced foods, and heirloom dry beans are no exception. Currently, the demand for heirloom dry beans has exceeded the supply. In an effort to support and expand the local bean market throughout the northeast, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program established a trial to evaluate the impact of planter type on dry bean yield. This project was funded as part of a USDA NE-SARE Partnership Grant (PG16-049).


Vermont, University of Vermont

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