2021 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in Minnesota and North Dakota

(E2052 March 2022)

The 2021 dry bean survey is the 32st annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems (insect pests, diseases, weeds), pesticide use, agronomic practices and pest management practices of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota. The survey is supported by the Northarvest Dry Bean Growers Association.

Lead Author
Lead Author:
J.J. Knodel
Other Authors

P.B. Beauzay, M. Ebert, G.J. Endres, D.W. Franzen, J.T. Ikley, H.J. Kandel, S.G. Markell, and J.M. Osorno

In cooperation with the Northarvest Bean Growers Association

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The 2021 dry bean grower survey is the 32nd annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Research and Extension faculty at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the directors of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association developed the survey form (Appendix I). The survey was mailed to all Northarvest bean growers. All participants in the survey were anonymous.

Results of previous surveys dated 1987-1992, 1994-2000, 2002 and 2004-2020 have been published (see References). No surveys were conducted in 1993 and 2001. In 2003, the survey was completed by dry bean producers who attended the Northarvest Bean Day in Fargo during the winter. However, the lack of responses made processing and analyses of results unreliable, so no report was compiled.

Data reported in the figures represent totals for the entire Northarvest survey unless otherwise noted. Data reported in the tables are broken down by state and also are totaled for the entire Northarvest survey. Percent values in tables and figures are rounded to one decimal for clear presentation. Consequently, percent values in some tables and figures may not total exactly 100 (for example, 99.9 or 100.1) when the presented values are added. Other instances in which percent values do not total 100 are explained in footnotes to the tables.

Throughout this report, trade names of chemicals often are presented as an aid for clearer communication. Mention of trade names does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NDSU or the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.


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