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 have requested stores stock more and more locally-produced foods and heirloom dry beans are no exception. Currently, the demand for heirloom dry beans has exceeded the supply. Little agronomic information exists for production of dry beans in New England. In 2015, as part of a USDA NE-SARE Partnership Grant (PG15-045) the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program established a dry bean seeding rate trial to determine the optimal seeding rates for three types of dry beans.


Vermont, University of Vermont

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