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 offer more locallyproduced foods, and dry beans are no exception. Farmers growing dry beans are trying to improve yields to meet these increased demands. Agronomic information for growing dry beans is geared towards major production regions outside of the northeastern region. Therefore, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS) is working with local farmers to develop best agronomic strategies for dry bean production in our problematic Northeastern climate. In 2016 as part of a USDA NE-SARE Partnership Grant (PG16-049), the NWCS program established a second year of dry bean planting date trials at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT, and at our partnering farm, Morningstar Farm in Glover, VT in order to determine optimal planting dates for dry bean production in the Northeast.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather and Cummings, Erica, "Dry Bean Planting Date Trial" (2016). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 18.