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Organic Fresh Market and Dry Bean Production: A Guide for Beginning Specialty Crop Growers

  • Author(s): Leap, Jim
  • Wong, Darryl
  • Yogg-Comerchero, Kirstin
  • et al.

Fresh market round and flat pod bush beans can be a productive and profitable market crop, as well as a beneficial rotational crop in diverse, small- to medium-scale, mixed specialty crop systems in California. This guide describes the steps involved in growing bush beans organically with a focus on planting to moisture for weed control, and reviews options for planters to use at various scales.

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