Dry bean

Varisto: A new postemegence herbicide premixture for use in dry bean

Raptor (imazamox) plus Basagran (bentazon) is one of the most popular postemergence herbicide treatments applied to dry edible beans. One of the main purposes for adding Basagran to Raptor is to “safen” (decrease crop response) dry beans from Raptor applications alone. At least 8 fl oz per acre of Basagran 4L is needed to “safen” dry beans from Raptor applications...

 

June 9, 2016

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Preharvest herbicide use in dry edible beans: Function timing and rotation restrictions

Over the next 2 ½-months many Michigan dry bean fields will be treated with preharvest herbicides. Preharvest herbicides, also known as “Harvest Aids”, are used to desiccate or dry down “green” stem and leaf tissue that can hinder dry bean harvest. The main intention of preharvest herbicide applications is to desiccate weeds; however many growers use these herbicide applications to hurry along or even out the maturing process of dry beans. Currently in Michigan, there are four different herbicide options...

 

Posted August 20, 2015

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Preharvest herbicide applications in dry edible beans- Avoiding illegal residues

Preharvest herbicide applications in dry edible beans have become more popular as growers switch to direct harvesting techniques.  Herbicides used prior to harvest, also known as “Harvest Aids”, are used to desiccate or dry down “green” stem and leaf tissue that can hinder dry bean harvest.  The main intention of preharvest herbicide applications is to desiccate weeds; however many growers are using these herbicide applications to hurry along or even out the maturing process of dry beans. 

 

August 25, 2011

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Preharvest herbicide applications in dry edible beans can lead to illiegal residues if you are not careful

The main intention of preharvest herbicide applications is to desiccate weeds; however many growers are using these herbicide applications to hurry along or even out the maturing process of dry beans. While the intentions of most growers are to make these applications according to the label, the unevenness in dry bean maturity of some varieties makes it difficult to have an entire field all at the same stage for preharvest herbicide applications.

August 6, 2009

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Preharvest treatment options for dry edible beans

“Green” weeds not controlled by earlier weed management practices and “green” stems or leaves of dry bean plants can be a major problem for growers who are trying to direct harvest. Preharvest herbicide treatments to desiccate green tissue can help reduce harvesting issues.

August 21, 2008

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