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Bulletin E3465
Michigan Dry Bean Performance Trials


October 12, 2023 - <>


In 2023, Michigan State University researchers and Michigan dry bean producers tested 150 lines from 12 market classes of dry beans. The trial plots were placed in six locations across five Michigan counties: Bay, Huron, Montcalm, Sanilac, and Tuscola (two fields).

Small- and medium-seeded beans were tested in Bay, Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties. Large-seeded beans were tested in Montcalm and Tuscola counties.

This report summarizes the results of the trials. Please contact Scott Bales (phone 989-262-8550, extension 2; email with questions about the 2023 performance trials and suggestions for the 2024 trials.



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