For dry edible bean growers, waterhemp and nightshade must be managed. “We do our best to layer in residuals with certain chemistries to help control those tough, tough weeds,” said Nick Salentine, regional business representative, BASF. Post products, including Varisto, Basagran and Raptor, are options. White mold is another economically important disease to keep in check. “It got dry near the end of the year and a lot of people didn’t think white mold would be a big issue, but it is important to keep in mind the climate six feet above the crop can be a lot different than in a dense dry bean canopy,” explained Ben Cigelske, regional business representative, BASF. “The cool, moist conditions are conducive to white mold.” BASF sponsored RRFN’s live coverage from the Northarvest Bean Growers Association Bean Day in Fargo, highlighting the entire dry bean portfolio.