The dry bean harvest has just started in the northern and north-central parts of North Dakota. “Local producers that I’ve talked to say the crop looks quite good, except they were surprised to find a fair amount of white mold in spots,” said Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist, NDSU Extension. Wunsch says white mold has been patchy with a heavier presence mostly found by tree rows. “It wasn’t a high rainfall summer, but we had daytime highs in the 70s and heavy overnight dews.”
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