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By Mark Watson
Panhandle No Till Educator 

No Till Notes: 'Drilling Edible Beans'


We drilled our edible bean crop this year rather than planting them with a planter as we’ve done for the last several years. I think we learned a few lessons from this year’s bean crop that I would like to share with you.

Let’s start by taking a look at how we planted this year. We had drilled edible beans several years ago and had good success. We planted that bean crop into winter wheat stubble. This first experiment worked well with two exceptions. We didn’t feel we had as good of a plant stand as we would have liked, and we had to load the drill with individual 50-lbs. bags of s...

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