How to Harvest Dry, Edible Beans

While the direct harvest of dry edible beans is not a new practice, producers in western Nebraska, northeast Colorado, and southeast Wyoming are still discovering the finer details that will make the system work well for them. In anticipation of this, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has provided some helpful tips for harvesting in time for the bean growing system. These direct harvest practices include suggestions such as utilizing a disk drill with heavy openers to achieve proper planting depth, minimizing ridge size by using a wider pivot tire and directional watering, and leaving the soil surface as level as possible. To see the full list, click the link after the jump.

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