Manitoba Agriculture and the Manitoba edible bean industry co-hosted edible bean meetings in Portage la Prairie and Altona this week. Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers also helped to organize the events.

Provincial Pulse Specialist Dennis Lange says they had some good crowds with about 260 people attending over the two days.

He notes there was plenty of information packed into the sessions.

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"The presenters covered topics on issues such as MRL's, or Maximum Residue Limits in dry beans. We had a speaker talking about some of the various edible bean varieties that are coming up from North Dakota and what's available for growers in Manitoba. We had a presenter here from Ontario talking about varieties that they grow in Ontario, but a lot of the varieties that they grow in Ontario, some of which are available to growers in Manitoba, and we also talked a little bit about some disease issues, with bacterial blight and white mould. We finished off the day with a view from the field, so we had a presenter talking about what they saw in Manitoba this year."

Lange notes that Manitoba farmers grow about 122,000 acres of edible beans each year, adding that 2017 saw some strong yields compared to other years.

He had some advice for growers for this upcoming season.

"Keep in mind those rotations. Keep in mind that soybeans and dry beans don't have a good mix in the same rotation. Soybeans can volunteer. I've seen them volunteer two years after in an edible bean crop, and that is a real concern for some of the end users, because soybeans...they can cause a food allergen issue in dry edible beans."

The edible bean meetings have been taking place for about five years.

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