NDSU Extension has released the results of the 2018 Dry Bean Grower Survey. More than 32 percent of growers who responded ranked drought as the most significant production problem in 2018. Diseases and harvest were ranked as the next largest production problems. Six growers reported dicamba drift injury on their dry bean acres in 2018, with yield losses of 300 to 2,000 pounds per acre. The worst weed problems in 2018 were kochia, lambsquarters and ragweed. A grant from the Northarvest Bean Growers Association funded the survey.
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