Edible Bean Report – May 30, 2012

It is estimated that 40-50% of intended acres is planted. Dry soils and forecast cooler temperatures have delayed planting in some areas. As part of a weed control program, rotary hoeing beans in the 1-2 leaf stage (not in hook stage) helps to remove very small weed seedlings. If adequate rainfall is not received within 7-10 days of planting, consider using a rotary hoe to remove emerging weeds in ‘white hair’ stage.  Larger weeds (2 leaf) may not be removed.  Rotary hoeing can help extend the period of weed control for post-emergent herbicide program timing.