Resources

  • Michigan Soil Health Progress Report

    Published on October 12, 2021
    The Michigan Soil Health Progress Report was developed to assist farmers, agribusiness, and agency professionals to assess the health of the soil using biological and physical indicators in the field.

  • Dry Bean Planting

    Published on May 28, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 28, 2020, focuses on dry bean planting, presented by Scott Bales, MSU dry bean specialist.

  • Blending Michigan Beans with Local Meat for Institutional Markets

    Published on October 9, 2019
    Blended bean and meat products can be deployed as a strategy to help small and mid-sized regional producers and their processing partners increase sales to local institutional markets.

  • "Zenith": A New Black Bean Variety for Michigan (E3248)

    Published on October 20, 2016
    New upright full-season black bean variety suited for direct harvest. Highest yielding black bean variety in five years of testing. Matures in 100 days, similar to ‘Zorro’. Exhibits uniform maturity coupled with good dry down similar to ‘Zorro’.

  • "Alpena": A New Navy Bean Variety for Michigan (E3249)

    Published on October 19, 2016
    New upright full-season navy bean variety suited for direct harvest. Exhibits uniform maturity coupled with good plant dry down at maturity. Matures in 99 days ahead of most current navy bean varieties. Suited for northern production areas.

  • Fusarium Root Rot of Common Beans (E2876)

    Published on September 22, 2016
    Soilborne fungal pathogens are widespread throughout dry bean and snap bean production areas.

  • Integrated Pest Management Scouting in Field Crops (E3294)

    Published on November 23, 2015
    Scouting and monitoring are critical steps in pest management that allow managers to quantify pest pressure and the potential for crop damage.

  • Powderhorn - A New Great Northern Bean Variety for Michigan (E3218)

    Published on October 19, 2015
    Powderhorn is a new erect, high-yielding great northern bean variety. This mid-season maturing variety has an upright, short vine growth habit. The upright narrow plant profile, combined with resistance to lodging, makes Powderhorn suitable for harvesting.

  • Bellagio - A New Cranberry Bean Variety for Michigan (E3113)

    Published on October 19, 2015
    Bellagio is a new large-seeded vine cranberry edible dry bean variety from Michigan State University.

  • Santa Fe - New Pinto Bean for Michigan (E3070)

    Published on October 19, 2015
    Santa Fe is a new large-seeded pinto bean variety from Michigan State University. Santa Fe is a competitive-yielding, midseason-maturing variety with an upright, short-vine growth habit that exhibits white mold avoidance.