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Fargo, ND 58102
US Postage Paid
use the one that ran in
Sept-Oct 1998, pg 2
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NORT H A RVEST BEAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Board of Directors and Council Members
Northarvest Bean Grower
Jnay19 l o
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Northarvest Bean Growers Association The Northarvest Bean Grower is published five times
President Mark Streed, Milan, MN
a year (January, March, May, August and November) by
George McDonald, Fisher, MN 320-734-4706 the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, RR3 Box
218-773-2192 520, Frazee, MN 56544. Phone (218) 334-6351.
Gary Paur, G l y, ND
ib Editorial and advertising material may be sent to
Vice President 701-896-2892 Northarvest Bean Grower, RR1 Box 118, Glyndon, MN
Mark Myrdal, Edinburg, ND 56547.
701-993-8243 Gary Friskop, Wahpeton, ND
Randy Carow, Perham, MN Brian Frank, Olivia, MN BEAN DAY -- IT S JAN. 21-22: Northarvest s annual
218-346-5393 320-523-1071 Bean Day is set for Jan. 21-22 at the Fargo, N.D.,
Alan Juliuson, Hope, ND
Holiday Inn. The events begin with a pre-Bean Day ban-
Marty Hettervig, Buxton, ND
701-847-2434 701-945-2672 quet the evening of Jan. 21. Pages 4-9.
ANNUAL REPORT: Northarvest s a t v t e , p o e t
Minnesota Dry Bean and programs for 1998 are summarized. Read about
Research and Promotion Council promotion, market development, research and commu-
Chairman Secretary -
nication projects.Pages 11
Dan Hughes , Danvers Bob Mehlhouse , Olivia 2
TALKING BEANS: News
Vice Chairman and views from the dry bean
Mark Dombeck, Perham Curt Thureen
218-346-5952 E. Grand Forks
Treasurer ROOT ROT RESEARCH:
Mike Beelner, Park Rapids Minnesota U of M scientists try new
218-732-5792 Commissioner ways to get at the root of this
of Agriculture growing problem. Pages
North Dakota Dry Bean Council e
J ff and Bill Grommesh
Chairman Tim Skjoiten explain some of the new
Phil Longtin Hatton RECIPE CONTEST: Enter equipment and production
lal 701-543-4106 the Northarvest Bean practices that have helped
701-549-2356 Growers Association s them grow beans more eff i-
Mark Sletten Fiesta Recipe Contest. inl
c e t y. See pages 32-33.
Vice Chairman Hatton Pages 36-37.
Jerome Hagemeister 701-543-4079
Fessenden 1998 CROP: USDA issue
701-547-3275 North Dakota preliminary estimate of bean production by class. Pages
Treasurer of Agriculture
Kathy Walton, Englevale
Publication of editorial or advertising material
i t e Northarvest Bean Grower magazine
Executive Vice-President Tim Courneya does not imply endorsement by the
RR3 Box 520, Frazee, MN 56544 Northarvest Bean Growers Association. Check
Phone: 218-334-6351 Fax: 218-334-6360 agronomic advice with local sources and
always read and follow product labels.
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 3
Va e t
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24TH ANNUAL BEAN DAY
JANUARY 22, 1999
FARGO HOLIDAY INN - FARGO, ND
A G E N D A
Master of Ceremonies Afternoon Program
Randy Carow Master of Ceremonies
Director, Northarvest Bean Growers Association lo
Kathy Wa t n
Councilman, North Dakota Dry Bean Council
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Registration and C offee
1:15 -1:30 p.m. Association Business
10:15 - 10:25 a.m. Setting The Agenda District Elections
George McDonald, President
Northarvest Bean Growers 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Leo Reinbold
North Dakota Public Service
10:25 -10:40 a.m. Root Rot Control In Kidneys Commission
Consuelo Estevez DeJensen, Bismarck, ND
Plant Pathology Department 2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Recapping FY98 Fruits
University of Minnesota And Vegetable
St. Paul, MN Planting Violations
And Setting The Agenda For
10:40 - 10:55 a.m. Is It A Keeper? Dry Bean
Scott B. Stoff r h ,
Performance In 98 State Executive Director
Ken Grafton, Dry Bean Breeder Farm Service Agency
Department of Plant Sciences Fargo, ND
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 2:20 - 2:40 p.m. A Profile Of The
10:55 - 11:10 a.m. Potential Outcomes To The ne
Producer, Fall Wi t r
Illegal Use Of Pesticides Harvest And The Farm
Jerry Thompson Economy
Pesticide Enforcement Dr. Marcial Ortiz, Research Scientist
ND Department of Agriculture INIFA P
Bismarck, ND Zacetecas, Mexico
11 1 - 11:40 a.m. Strategies For Good Weed 2:40 - 3:00 p.m. An Inside Look At The
Control Plus What s Our Domestic And Export Trade And
Chances For Raptor And The Challenges To
Roundup For 99
Richard Zollinger, Pre-Bean Day Banquet
Moving The 98
Northarvest Dry Bean Crop
Extension Weed Specialist
North Dakota Extension Service 21
Jan.Bartsch, Special Crops Trading
Continental Grain Co.
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND Minneapolis, p.m.
Exhibits open -- 5MN
Hospitality Hour -- 6 p.m.
11:40- Noon Grower Survey Of Pest Banquet -- 7 p.m .
Problems And Varieties
Art Lamey, Extension Plant Pathologist (Cost $15 per person)
NDSU Extension Service Call 218-334-6351 by Jan. 20
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND to reserve tickets.
See next page for more details.
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 5
Northarvest district elections set for Bean Day
are be held for on
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District 3 -- Alan Juliuson, Hope, N.D.,
s h u r n i e t r. e s l g b e o
i t e c r e t d r c o H i eiil fr
District 6 -- George McDonald,
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Fisher, M n . i t e c r e t d r c o He
Northarvest s lgbe o eeeto.
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Election Districts District 9 -- Brian Frank, Olivia, Minn.
e s o lgbe o eeeto.
H i nteiil frr-lcin
Pre-Bean Grower Survey To Be
Day Conducted At Bean Day
A grower survey of production problems and practices
Banquet will be conducted during Bean Day. The survey used
to be mailed to a sample of dry bean growers.
Set for The survey questions include the number of dry
Jan. 21 bean acres you planted in 1998, the acres of each vari-
The annual pre- ety planted, the seed sources used, the worst pro-
Bean Day banquet duction problems encountered (includes weather,
i stfrJn 2 a
s e o a. 1 t weeds, disease, insects, etc.) crop rotations used,
the Fargo, N.D., micronutrients used, pesticides used and acres
Holiday Inn. rae.
You must call This information helps determine the research
the Northarvest needs of the dry bean industry, says Art Lamey, NDSU
Leo Reinbold extension plant pathologist who conducts the study.
Association offices at (218) 334-6351 by Jan. 20 to Your input in this survey is needed and will help
reserve banquet tickets. Tickets are $15 per per- research and extension faculty of both Minnesota and
son payable at the door. North Dakota, as well as the Northarvest board of
The event will start at 5 p.m. Commercial
exhibits will be set up. The hospitality hour with a Bean Day Essentials
cash bar starts at 6 p.m. A banquet follows at 7 p.m. Here is a quick guide to Bean Day:
The buffet will include: White bean and chorizo WHEN: Jan. 22, 1998 -- 9 a.m. View commer-
soup, tossed green salad, baked stuffed potato in e.
cial exhibits, register and warm up with coff e
half shell, Steak & Chicken Oscar and topped off WHERE: All events at the Holiday Inn, Fargo,
with a Dakota Sundae.. N.D., at 13th Ave. S and I-29, across from We t s
Leo Reinbold, North Dakota Public Service Acres.
Commissioner, will be the banquet speaker. A w l - OVERNIGHT:Lodging at Holiday Inn and other
known public speaker and office holder, Reinbold nearby hotels and motels. (See list on page 9.)
is serving his fourth sixth-year term on the North eitain
FREE: R g s r t o .
Dakota Public Service Commission. He was re- FREE: Lunch at Bean Day sponsored by bean
elected in 1998. dealers and processors listed on page 6.
Before winning a seat on the PSC for the first E X PA N D E D: Free time has been expanded to
Page 6 N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999
EXHIBITO R S
American Cyanamid Elf Atochem
Tom Gardner North American Inc. Kuchar Combines Poma Industries, Inc.
2709 33nd St. SW Elton Ruble Performance Rt 2 Box 47
Fargo, ND 58103 1230 N. 5th St. P.O. Box 595 Mayville, ND 58257
(701) 237-4238 Fargo, ND 58102 Carlinville, IL 62626 (701) 786-3596
(701) 235-7004 (217) 854-9838
ASI Preator Bean Co.
Appleton, MN Emery Visto’s Implement Lee Bean & Seed, Inc. Lynn Preator
Barney, ND 1009 7th St. S. RR1 Box 55 P. O. Box 234
Cavalier, ND Oakes, ND 58474 Borup, MN 56519 Burlington, WY 82411
Galesburg, ND (701) 742-2167 (218) 494-3330 (307) 762-3310
Grafton, ND (800) 726-0108
Hector, MN MayPort Farmers Co-op Raedel’s
St. Thomas, ND Foundation Seedstocks Edible Bean Division Hard Surface Welding
Olivia, MN LeRoy Spilde P.O. Box 211 Franklyn Raedel
Northwood, ND NDSU Portland, ND 58274 P.O. Box 23
Casselton, ND Fargo, ND 58105 (701) 786-4062 Neche, ND 58265
Casselton address: (701) 231-7971 (701) 886-7688
P.O. Box 249 Front St. MN Ag Statistics Service
Casselton, ND 58012 Fugleberg Seed PO Box 7068 RanDean, Inc.
(701) 347-5321 and Bean Co. St. Paul, MN 55107 Randy and Dean Hoverson
Richard Fugleberg (651) 296-2230 Highway 200 Box 135
B.A.G. Corporation RR1 Box 49 Sutton, ND 58484
Mark Aufderhaar Portland, ND 58274 Nissen Mfg Sales, Inc. (701) 769-2649
1576 63rd St. (701) 786-4129 Jay Nissen (701) 769-2338
Sommerset, WI 54025 RR1 Box 48
(715) 247-5431 Green Valley Bean Co. Larimore, ND 58251 Richardton Mfg. Co.
RR2 Box 114 (701) 343-2444 Box 290
BASF Corporation Park Rapids, MN 56470 Richardton, ND 58652
Gregg Webster (218) 573-3400 ND Ag Statistics Service (701) 974-3356
RR2 Box 64 PO Box 3166
Hillsboro, ND 58045 Harriston Industries Fargo, ND 58108 S-M Enterprises, Inc.
(701) 436-5875 P.O. Box 187 (701) 239-5306 2310 28th St. S.
Minto, ND 58261 Moorhead, MN 56560
Chippewa Valley Bean Co. (701) 248-3286 ND Dry Seed Bean (218) 236-5050
N2960 730th St. Growers Association
Menomonie, WI 54751 Idaho Seed Bean Co. il ut
Bl Knz Scott Moeller Co.
(715) 664-8342 John and Bill Dean P.O. Box 5607 2200 14th Ave. S
P.O. Box 1072 Fargo, ND 58105 Moorhead, MN 56560
Continental Grain Co. Twin Falls, ID 83303 (701) 239-7210 (218) 236-9336
PO Box 15187 (208) 734-5221
Minneapolis, MN 55415 Norwood Sales Sund Manufacturing
(612) 339-8056 KBC Trading and Dan Norwood P.O. Box 79
Processing 102 Sunflower Newburg, ND 58762
Dow Elanco Oakes, ND Cooperstown, ND 58425 (800) 334-7863
Bridget Hoffmeyer W yndmere, ND (701) 797-3684
311 1st St. SW Cavalier, ND
Hillsboro, ND 58045 Hatton, ND Ostlund Chemical
(701) 436-5262 Mayville, ND Box 5015
Northwood, ND Fargo, ND 58105
DuPont Perham, MN (701) 282-7300
Ruth Anderson Bird Island, MN
1395-A S. Columbia Rd. #308 Fargo address: Pickett Equipment
Grand Forks, ND 58201 e .
1790 32nd Av . S Steve Pickett
(701) 594-4480 Fargo, ND 58103 976 E. Main
(701) 280-0061 Burley, ID 83318
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 7
ASI Cavalier Bean Co. Oakes, ND 58474 Manvel Bean Co.
P.O. Box 124 P.O. Box 297 Fessenden Co-op 701-742-3219 P.O. Box 84
Appleton, MN 56208 Cavalier, ND 58220 Assn. Manvel, ND 58256
612-289-2430 701-265-8495 P.O. Box 126 701-696-2271
Fessenden, ND 58438
ASI Central Va l y
le 701-547-3354 KBC MayPort
P.O. Box 249 Front St. Bean Co-op P.O. Box 189 Farmers Co-op
Casselton, ND 58012 P.O. Box 162 Forest River Bean Co. W yndmere, ND 58081 Edible Bean Division
313 Railway Av . P.O. Box 68 701-439-2489 P.O. Box 211
Buxton, ND 58218 Forest River, ND Portland, ND 58274
ASI 710-847-2622 58233 KBC 701-786-4062
P.O. Box 427 701-248-3261 P.O. Box 249
Northwood, ND 58267 Chippewa Valley Bean Bird Island, MN 55310 Northland Marketing,
701-587-5900 N 2960 730th St. Grand Forks Bean Co. 320-365-3070 n.
Menomonie, WI 54751 P.O. Box 5357 e
4082 22nd Av .
ASI 715-664-8342 Grand Forks, ND KBC Larimore, ND 58251
P.O. Box 149 58206-5357 P.O. Box 99 701-397-5261
Industrial Park Dr. Circle C Seeds 701-775-3984 Cavalier, ND 58220
Olivia, MN 56277 P.O. Box 9 701-265-8328 Perco, Inc.
320-523-1637 Gary, MN 56545 Green Valley Bean P.O. Box 289
(218) 356-8214 RR2 Box 114 KBC 725 E. Main St.
ASI Park Rapids, MN P.O. Box 230 Perham, MN 56573
P.O. Box 255 Crookston Bean 56470 e
1328 Dakota Av . 218-346-2355
St. Thomas, ND 58276 P.O. Box 53 218-573-3400 Hatton, ND 58240
701-257-6721 Crookston, MN 56716 701-543-3000 SRS Commodities
218-281-2567 GTC-GTC, LLC P.O. Box 386
ASI Falkirk Farmers KBC 411 2nd Ave. NE
P.O. Box 68 Continental Grain Co. Elevator Co. RR2 Box 11A Mayville, ND 58257
Hector, MN 55342 P.O. Box 15187 RR1 Box 130 Mayville, ND 58257 701-786-3402
320-848-6257 Minneapolis,MN W ashburn, ND 58577 701-786-2997
55415-0187 701-462-8572 St. Hilaire Seed Co.
ASI 612-339-8056 KBC P.O. Box 85
16255 Highway 13 Haber Foods P.O. Box E St. Hilaire, MN 56754
Barney, ND 58008 Dahlen Farmers International Northwood, ND 58267 218-964-5406
701-439-2266 Elevator & Oil Co. Rt 1 Box 772 701-587-5206
Rt. 1 Box 29 Morris, MN 56267 The Bean Mill
ASI Dahlen, ND 58244 (320) 795-2468 KBC Rt2 Box 86E
P.O. Box 98 (701) 384-6144 P.O. Box 253 Perham, MN 56573
Galesburg, ND 58035 Headwaters 650 2nd St. NE (218) 346-2151
701-488-2214 Farmers Elevator Co. Commodities Perham, MN 56573
P.O. Box 547 Rt 1 Box 236 218-346-2360 Turtle River Bean Co.
ASI Cooperstown, ND Ponsford, MN 56575 P.O. Box 55
P.O. Box 25 58425 218-573-3782 Klindworth Seed Highway 33
77 3 3rd St. 701-797-2631 and Bean Manvel, ND 58256
Grafton, ND 58237 Hubbard Prairie Bean RR1 Box 32 701-696-2517
701-352-1030 Farmers Elevator Co. Co. Fessenden, ND 58438
PO Box 95 RR4 Box 208 701-547-3742 Valley Bean
ASI W alhalla, ND 58282 Park Rapids, MN Association
9451 Highway 18 (701) 549-3210 56470 Larimore Bean Co., Inc. P.O. Box 128
Cavalier, ND 58220 218-732-5552 P.O. Box 607 301 Oak St.
701-265-8385 Farmers Finest Bean Larimore, ND 58251 Oslo, MN 56744
Co. Johnstown Bean Co. 701-343-6363 218-695-2201
Alvarado Bean Co. P.O. Box 374 RR1 Box 409
P.O. Box 961 Highway 2 E. Johnstown, ND 58235 Lee Bean & Seed, Inc. W alhalla Bean Co.
100 Main St. East Grand Forks, 701-869-2680 RR1 Box 55 P.O. Box 67
Alvarado, MN 56710 MN 56721 Borup, MN 56519 W alhalla, ND 58282
218-965-4668 218-773-8834 Kirkeide’s Northland 218-494-3330 701-549-3721
Seed and Bean
Bush Brothers & Co. Farmers Elevator Co. P.O. Box 33 LOK Commodities W alton Bean
P.O. Box 384 of Honeyford Fessenden, ND 58438 P.O. Box 13919 Growers Co-op
Augusta, WI 54722 2472 30th St. NE 701-547-3556 Grand Forks, ND P.O. Box 297
715-286-2211 Gilby, ND 58235 58208 Clarkfield, MN 56223
(701) 869-2466 KBC 218-779-3426 320-669-4464
P.O. Box 290
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Register to win eitain s
Be sure to register when you attend Bean Day. R g s r t o i
free and it’s your ticket to the grand door prize to be given away
during the day. Farm Credit Services - AgCountry will be giving
color TV at Bean away a color television. You must be a Minnesota or North
Dakota dry bean grower to win the television.
Bean Day Lodging Guide
The following is a partial list of hotels and motels in Fargo. All addresses are Fargo.
The area code for the phone numbers is 701:
HOLIDAY INN e .282-
1-29 & 13th Av . S D AYS INN e .282-9100
3333 13th Av . S
20 KELLY INN e
3800 Main Av . 282-2143
AMERICINN 1423 35th St. SW234-9946 H A M P TON INN 3431 14th Ave. S 235-5566
ECONO LODGE 1401 35th St. SW232-3412 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 1040 40th St. S. 282-2000
COMFORT INN 1407 35th St. SW280-9666 RADISSON 201 5th St. 232-7363
COMFORT INN SUITES 1415 35th St. SW237-5911 RAMADA PLAZA SUITES 1635 42nd St Sw 232-7000
C O U N T RY SUITES 3316 e .234-0565
13th Av . S REGAL 8 1202 S. 36th St. 232-9251
Buyers and Processors of Pintos,
Navies and Black Tu t e
New crop contracts Quality ND Seed - Certified or Registered
Receiving Stations: Maverick, Hatton, Mayflower, Chase, Norstar,
Hope Farmer Elevator T-39, Frontier, Black Night and Raven
contact Dale Enerf
Sharon Farmers Elevator
Thanks For Your Business
contact Tom Amundson W e also do custom cleaning, sizing, treating
and bagging of beans.
Mike Hallingstad, Manager
P.O. Box 386, 411 2nd Avenue NE Richard H. Fugleberg
M y i l , ND 58257
avle RR1 Box 49
Portland, ND 58274
(701) 786-3402 Phone: 701-786-4129
10 miles West on Hwy 200
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 9
BEAN CAPITOL EQUIPMENT HEADQUARTERS
Reach A New High In Harvest Profits Lilliston Bean Combines
Less bean damage and superior cleaning
provided by the Bush Hog/Lilliston 6200 Bean Sund Pickups
Combine will mean higher harvest profits for you. Pickett One Step & Windrowers
Choose the 6200 Speed King and Rapat
from Bush Hog/Lilliston Coveyors
low res fpo bean:pickette
Bean Windrowers Used Harriston 12-22 or 8-30, hydraulic
pickup May-June (all windrowers are hydraulic driven) Convey-All
New Pickeett 6-30 Used BT65 Tender Box, Gas Drive
1998 photo page 9 Used TFI 6-30, Center Table BT240 Tender Box, Hydraulic or Gas
Used Lockwood 6-30, Center Table rv
Used Heath 1082, 6-30, Center Table All Sizes of Belt Conveyors
Used Heath 8-30, Center Table
Used Lockwood 6-30, Semi-End Miscellaneous
Used Lockwood 6-30, Center Delivery, New Bucket Elevator For Lilliston
PTO Drive Speed King Conveyor (10 x 65 )
New Bush-Hog 6 , 7 - 3-pt Mowers
Bean Cutters odn
Used 1997 Bush-Hog 15 Mower, F l i g
New Elmer s 6-30 al ie)
New Westfield Augers ( l s z s
New Elmer s 8-30 sfed n ae rl il
New We t i l E d G t D i l F l s
Used Speedy IGW 6-, 8- or 12-Row (regular or brush auger)
Used Speedy IGW 6-30 Offset Shank eeti r yrui)
Bean Combines Pickett One-Steps
Used Speedy IGW 8-30 Offset Shank Used IHC 810 head with IH pickup
2 New 1997 Lilliston 6200 1 New 1999, 8-22, Cushion Shank, 8
Used Speedy 6- or 8- Row Used IHC 800 planter with Dry Fertilizer
3 Used 1997 Lilliston 6200 Finger
Used Heath 6- or 8-Row 12-row 30 , with Transport
1 Used 1991 Lilliston 6200 Tube
Used Harriston 8-30 Midmount Used Road Boss Goose Neck Tr i e 3a l r,
1 Used 1987 Lilliston 6200 4 New 1999, 6-30, Cushion Shank, 8
Used Harriston 12-22 or 8-30 Midmount Axles,
1 Used 1982 Lilliston 6220 Finger
Brakes All Axles, Chain Box, 34 ft.
2 Used 1981 Lilliston 6200 Tube
1 Used 1980 Lilliston 6200 2 New 1999, 8-30, Cushion Shank, 8
Used Nissen 6-30, Hydraulic Axle Raise Kit
1 Used 1976 Lilliston 6200 Finger
Used Nissen 8-30, Hydraulic This kit will raise a Lilliston the same as
Pickups 2 Used 1998, 6-30, Cushion Shank,
New Pickett Pickup for Lilliston Center Table
Used Pickett Pickup for Lilliston
New Sund Pickup for Lilliston
1 Used 1997, 6-30, Cushion Shank,
Call us -- 0ur inventory is
New Sund Pickup 1 Used 1995, 6-30, Cushion Shank,
E M E RY W e accept
Special dis- s,
counts for buy-
Stop by our
same day UPS
(701) 742-2167 or (800) 726-0108
e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER
January 1999 Page 11
A message from the president
1998 did create a year of challenges and transition.
Few people outside the industry recognize the magnitude of the dry bean busi-
ness that is in North Dakota and Minnesota. This year marked a historical record
planting and harvest for Northarvest. We were the host site to 940,000 acres of dry
beans representing approximately nine different classes.
Forty-six percent of all the dry beans planted in the U.S.
were in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Since 1980, we have always demonstrated a strong
presence to planting dry beans. But due to our changing
agriculture economy and productivity by commodity, more
and more of our producers are looking for a way to increase
their bottom line and dry beans seem to be a temporary fit.
As we try to increase our bottom line, we will put pressure
on these minor crops due to their price sensitive markets,
which are purely driven by supply versus demand. We
have always grown enough, plus a little extra. We will need
to keep on top of this subject matter if we want to ultimately
remain a competitive supplier to a system driven by supply George McDonald
Since we can t stand in one place too long, we will need to produce and deliver a
sound production-related research program, domestic promotion program, export
surveillance and development, and inform the media that you are a credible source
of information. One of our goals is to have at your finger tips or in the mail box the
information that will allow you to make important decisions next spring.
I encourage you to review the annual report, which outlines your Association s
involvement. The report shows that sometimes we stand alone and other times we
l i a e y,
stand together as a U.S. industry. U t m t l no matter what we are doing by our-
e v s o l c l h s fforts and it makes a team.
A president s term is set at two years and this is my last year to serve in that
capacity. As a producer and investor in my future, it has been a wonderful experi-
ence to see our growers stand up and accept the responsibility of being the number
one producer of dry beans in the U.S.
Everything starts at the grower level and we need to hear from you to set our
agenda. Good luck in 1999.
Page 12 Northarvest Bean Grower January 1999
1998-1999 Budget By Category
BOARD AND COUNCIL
Bean Growers Association
George McDonald, Fisher, Minn.
management Mark Myrdal, Edinburg, N.D.
Randy Carow, Perham, Minn.
Market Development Marty Hettervig, Buxton, N.D.
National 5% 701-847-2434
& regional Mark Streed, Milan, Minn.
promotion Communication 320-734-4706
3.5% ib ..
Gary Paur, G l y, N D
Gary Friskop, Wahpeton, N.D.
How Your Bean Groups Work Together 701-642-2378
Brian Frank, Olivia, Minn.
Minnesota Dry Bean North Dakota Alan Juliuson, Hope, N.D.
Research and Promotion Dry Bean Council 701-945-2672
Council Administers the Dry Bean
Administers the Minnesota Industry Promotion Act Minnesota
Dry Bean Promotion Act. of North Dakota. Dry Bean Research and
Curt Thureen, East Grand Forks
Northarvest Bean Growers Association 218-773-3026
Coordinates Minnesota and North Mike Beelner, Park Rapids
Dakota Bean Council promotion, market 218-732-5792
development and research programs. Dan Hughes, Danvers
Bob Mehlhouse, Olivia
National Dry Bean Northern American 320-523-1137
Council Crops Institute Dry Bean Board Mark Dombeck, Perham
Carries out foreign Promotes use Coordinates domestic 218-346-5952
market development of northern- promotion programs,
and promotion, and grown crops. and market and nutri- North Dakota
serves as government tion research. Dry Bean Council
Phil Longtin, Wa h l a
Jerome Hagemeister, Fessenden
Annual Budget Appropriation by Category 701-547-3275
Kathy Walton, Englevale
Expense 1997-1998 1998-1999 701-683-5743
Program Management $115,200 $115,200 Tim Skjoiten, Hatton
National and Regional Promotion $413,260 $502,750 Mark Sletten, Hatton
Research $159,775 $201,597 701-543-4079
Market Development $79,900 $ 44,000
Communication $46,102 $ 32,700 Office:
To a $814,237 $896,247 Tim Courneya, executive director
RR3 Box 520
Income Frazee, MN 56544
North Dakota Dry Bean Council $615,000 $679,000 Fax: 218-334-6360
Minnesota Dry Bean Research
and Promotion Council $194,000 $218,000
To a $809,000 $897,000
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 13
Imagine a New York City chef teach-
ing thousands of other chefs across
the country how she prepares
Southwest Pinto Bean and Pork Stew.
Or a chef from the Frontera Grill
and Topolobamp in Chicago showing
how he makes his award-winning
bean dish Drunken Pintos with
Cikinatro and Bacon.
Imagine the look on kids faces as
they taste zesty new bean dishes.
The Imagine a tall, graceful Olympic
NortharvestBean skater sitting down across from 30
Growers food editors for some of the biggest
Promotion consumer magazines in U.S. and explaining how beans energize her life.
Committee Imagine seeing the printing presses roll -- printing millions of copies of magazines
creates and directs containing the message that beans are the hot food of the 1990s.
promotion Imagine the look of Ah-ha! on bean grower faces when months of research
activities. Members reveals a huge marketing gem -- that the next big food trend is take-home meals
Tim Skjoiten and that is where they will get the biggest bang for their promotion buck in the future.
Hatton, N.D. All these scenes -- and many more -- were part of the Northarvest Bean Growers
(701) 543-4106 Association s 1998 promotion program.
Kathy Walton Part of the program focused on creating
Englevale, N.D. excitement about beans among restaurants and
Dan Hughes school and university foodservices. More than
Danvers, Minn. two years ago, the Northarvest identified these
(320) 567-2283 markets as prime targets for bean growers
Mark Dombeck because they serve millions of meals each year
Perham, Minn. and influence consumer food choices.
Alan Juliuson To reach this market, Northarvest sponsored
Hope, N.D. a national recipe contest for restaurant and food-
(701) 945-2672 service professionals. The Use Your Bean con-
Gary Friskop test kicked off a two-year promotion program in
W ahpeton, N.D. which Northarvest representatives attended food-
Randy Carow service trade shows, met one-on-one with food-
Perham, Minn. service companies and worked with trade
(218) 346-5393 magazines on publicity about dry beans. The
(320) 734-4706 The Northarvest
The Northarvest Association pub-
Bean Growers lished and dis-
Association s repre- rbtd
sentatives to the uiay
American Dry Bean school guide
Board are: (above) to using
Kathy Walton dry beans. The
Englevale, N.D. book included a
(701) 683-5743 ud rgt o
Dan Hughes i
Danvers, Minn. types.
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W inning recipes
such as Baja
two contests con-
ducted by the
about beans. At
a et s h
frlf i te
recipes from pro-
At near near left
is the winning
recipes from chef Alan Juliuson, a Northarvest
students. i e t r, discusses beans with a
contest led to media mailings
about the winning entries, a
series of press kits to consumer
and trade publications and creation of a booklet of the
Northarvest also conducted a recipe contest for chef
students. The Bean Appetit contest encouraged stu-
dents to learn how to make beans a part of their reper-
toire. The contest yielded many creative recipes -- from
Southwestern Sushi to Black Bean Pancakes with A chef signs up for bean information at meeting break
Jalapeno Syrup -- and led to the creation of a brochure sponsored by Northarvest.
More than 1,500 people
stopped at the
Growers Association s
booth to receive informa-
tion about dry beans and
sample Bean Bruschetta
and Black Bean
Pancakes a t e
Federation s national
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 15
More domestic promotion... Pictures worth
A key part of promoting beans is show-
ing consumers how good bean dishes
Rx from look. The art below accompanyied
Debi: some of the media packets distributed
h s e r.
t i y a The packets include recipes.
Debi Thomas -- former Olympic skating
champion and now a
doctor and mother --
championed beans. In 1998, she went
on a national media tour organized by Orange Soup Benanaza Bars
the ADBB. Above, she speaks to food
editors. At right, she tapes a radio
address about the importance of folate
in women s diets. Her memo pad
(above right) says, One cup of beans
al o e l h cie ietl.
d i y f r a h a t y, a t v l f s y e
magazine Popeye s Bean Soup
published a story
on the impor-
ac f oae n
tneo flt i
women s d e s
beans are a
major source of
Mexican Lasagna hl
Pa s C i i
Beans make the magazines
Another part of the domestic promotion pro-
gram focuses on individual consumers. The
American Dry Bean Board (ADBB) -
Northarvest Bean Growers Association is a
member-- coordinates a campaign that involves
meeting with food editors and providing them
with press releases, recipes, health and nutrition
o t o l c r i-
information and food art. Eff r s t p a e a t
cles about beans in the nation s magazines and
newspapers have been extremely successful.
To date, ADBB has generated 8,200 stories and
more than 90 million audience impressions.
National magazines carrying articles about
Page 16 N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999
Promoting beans at home...
bean use at home
From Field To Fiesta is the theme of
Northarvest Bean Growers Association s
e xii ot lf) t s sd t oa,
nwehbtboh(et.I i ue a lcl
national and international trade shows.
Lynne Bigwood, Northarvest home economist, behind
the booth counter, promotes dry beans at Big Iron, a
farm show held in September in West Fargo, N.D.
(left) and at a restaurant trade show in Minneapolis,
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 17
Export market development
A gathering of nearly every member of the Mexican dry bean trade at a two-day
meeting in Mexico City capped the Northarvest Bean Growers Association s f r-
eign market development activities in 1998.
Northarvest works with National Dry Bean Council (NDBC) -- an organization of
U.S. dry bean grower and shipper organizations -- to develop export markets.
Dry bean buyers and market consultants from Mexico and South and Central
American countries gathered in Mexico City for the second annual Mexico Bean
Congress and Harvest Tour. At the meeting, participants learned about the sup-
ply-demand situation in Mexico, Central America and South America.
On behalf of Northarvest, and the other members, the NDBC:
* Exhibited at trade shows in Mexico, France, Italy and Spain.
* Conducted trade team trips to Columbia and Venezuela, Southeast Asia and
* Organized trade
tours of the U.S.bean
production areas for
buyers from Mexico,
Iay, France and other
The NDBC received
$30,000 more from
The NortharvestBean U S D A s Market Access
Growers Association s Program (MAP) in fis-
degelates to the cal year 1998 than
National Dry Bean 1997. Total funding for
Council are: the period from July 1,
Hatton, N.D. 1998 to June 30, 1999
(701) 543-4079 s
Phil Longtin Clockwise from above:
W ahla ND
lal, .. Showcasing U.S. beans at the
(701) 549-2356 SAIL food show in Paris; pro-
viding information on the U.S.
National Dry Bean bean industry at a trade show
Council Members in Mexico; beans for sale in a
California Dry Bean Mexican market.
Colorado Dry Bean
Nebraska Dry Bean
New York State Bean
North Central Bean
Rocky Mountain Bean
Page 18 N O RT H A RVEST
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Traders from other countries
frequently ask the Northarvest
Bean Growers Association for
information about the region.
The Association made it a little
easier for Spanish-speaking
buyers to understand what
Northarvest has to off r b
translating some of its promo-
tional materials into Spanish
h s e r.
t i y a The brochures and
video show where the
Northarvest region is located in
the U.S., the types of bean
Northarvest farmers produce
and how the industry can
process and ship dry beans
around the world.
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 19
If this were basketball, it would be a fullcourt press.
If this were football, it would be a blitz on the quarterback.
If this were war, it would be D-Day on the Normandy shore.
That is three ways to describe the Northarvest Bean Growers Association s
approach to research in 1998. The Association is pulling out all the stops to develop
new varieties with disease resistance, and to come up with better, less costly ways
to control diseases in the field. Projects funded in 1998 were:
Breeding Dry Beans For The Northern Plains. Scientists make 300 to 500
hybridizations each year to develop new dry bean varieties adapted to the
Northarvest region. Funds from the Association cover some of the annual equip-
ment and operating costs for the program, which is conducted at North Dakota State
University. Lead scientist: Ken Grafton, NDSU dry bean plant breeder.
Breeding For Multiple Disease Resistance. This on-going program screens dry
bean lines for white mold, root rot rust and common mosaic virus resistance. Lead
scientist: Ken Grafton, NDSU dry bean plant breeder.
Enhancement of Dry Bean Breeding Program. This continues a project to iden-
tify white mold resistance genes and to insert the genes into new dry bean varieties.
Lead scientist: Ken Grafton, NDSU dry bean plant breeder.
Grower Trials For Reducing White Mold With Combined Fungicide and
Calcium Treatment. This involves field-scale testing of calcium and fungicide tank
mixes to control white mold. If successful, the combination will offer white mold con-
trol for less than $10 per acre. Lead scientist: Jim Venette, NDSU plant pathologist.
Timing Calcium Applications to Reduce White Mold and Other Diseases.
Previous trials showed foliar applications of calcium solutions could reduce white
mold. This trial evaluates tim-
Research Committee ing of calcium application to
screens research optimize white mold control.
proposals and makes Lead scientist: Jim Venette,
funding recommends NDSU plant pathologist.
o h ul or.
t tefl bad
Rust Races in North
r: Dakota and Minnesota.
Mark Sletten Researchers plan to collect,
Hatton, N.D. preserve and characterize
(701) 543-4079 races of rust found on com-
mercial bean varieties in North
(701) 547-3275 Dakota and Minnesota. The
Mike Beelner samples and information are
Park Rapids, Minn. used in breeding and disease
(218) 732-5792 control programs. Lead scien-
t s : J m Venette, NDSU plant
(218) 346-5952 pathologist.
Mark Myrdal Continuing Studies on
Edinburg, N.D. Control of White Mold On
(701) 993-8243 Dry Beans. This project con-
Gilby, N D
tinues evaluation of Actigard,
(701) 869-2892 which activates a plant s nat-
George McDonald ural defenses prior to contact
Fisher, M n . with a disease pathogen. Lead
(218) 773-2192 scientist: Jack Rasmussen,
W ahpeton, N.D.
assistant professor, NDSU Ken Grafton, North Dakota State Univeristy plant breeder,e a
ae ie n lt ra er re ..
utslnsi apo tilna Ei,ND
(701) 642-2378 Department of Plant Pathology.
Randy Carow Molecular Markers for the CNC Rust Resistance Gene. Researchers will
Perham, Minn. attempt to identify molecular markers so bean breeders can use the information to
(218) 346-5393 develop varieties that can withstand new rust races. Lead scientist: Jack Rasmussen,
GROWER January 1999
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Members of the NDSU dry bean breeding program team harvest beans with a plot Dry beans are seeded in the green-
combine. house to test for disease resistance
NDSU plant pathologist. about the production practices and the problems they
Selection of Bean Varieties High in Seed Zinc encountered growing beans in 1998. The survey
and Seed Iron. Researchers aim to determine if analy- guides research and extension programs, supports
sis of dry bean seed for high zinc and iron concentra- pesticide registration applications and documents pro-
i n s n ffective procedure for selection of
tos i a e duction trends. Lead scientist: Art Lamey, NDSU
genotypes resistant to zinc and iron deficiency.Lead extension plant pathologist.
scientist: John Moraghan, professor, NDSU Quality Evaluation of Dry Edible Beans. T i i hs s
Department of Soil Science. an on- going project that evaluates the culinary quality
New Herbicide Screening. Researchers will screen of promising cultivars in NDSU s advanced breeding
several new and experimental soybean herbicides for trials. Screening helps ensure that released varieties
use in dry beans, and test ways to increase dry bean will meet canning and packaging quality standards.
tolerance to Raptor.Lead scientist: Richard Zollinger, Lead scientist: Sam Chang, NDSU professor,
NDSU extension weed specialist. Department of Food and Nutrition.
Grower Survey of Pest Problems and Va i t e . Culinary Quality of Dry Edible Beans As Affected
NDSU will again survey Northarvest dry bean growers By Farm Storage. Research will be conducted to
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 21
How bad is Mexico s drought?
W ill Mexico lose most of the late-planted crop to a November frost?
Are Mexican traders going to import more U.S. beans?
Northarvest Bean Growers Association gave its members the latest scoop on
those questions and more through four new
newsletters this year. The Association pub-
l s e t e Talkin Beans newsletters after har-
An annual Research Report made its debut
in 1998, too. Scientists who received funds from
the Association, wrote articles describing what
Committee directs the
Magazine covers Northarvest
program. Members In 1998, the Northarvest
r: Bean Growers
Phil Longtin Association produced five
W alhalla, N.D. issues of the Northarvest
(701) 549-2356 Bean Grower
Jerome Hagemeister magazine.The publication,
Fessenden, N.D. distributed to more than
(701) 547-3275 4,000 members in
Tim Skoiten Minnesota and North
Hatton, N.D. Dakota, profiled
(701) 543-4106 growers and covered mar-
Kathy Walton ket, production
Englevale, N.D. and industry news.
Gilby, N D
GROWER January 1999
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Jan 1998, page 23
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 23
i t y, f u i i i , PRICE INSURANCE
Ta k n which is active at
very low use o
Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. will
ffer revenue assume policies for
h is ie n 99
rates on seed t e f r t t m i 1 9 .
Beans and seedling dis- Policies that covers losses due
ae. s ite s o o il, o rcs
e s s A l t l a t l w y e d l w p i e or b t w l oh il
News 1.25 grams of be available for corn, soybeans,
From Around active ingredient hard red spring wheat and durum in
The Industry per 100 kg of 1999. At least four more crops -- dry
seed controls beans, sunflowers, canola and bar-
disease such as ley -- will be added in 2000. Policies
WOMEN NAME KARLEY fusarium, rhisoctonia, seed rots and may eventually cover livestock, too,
Denise Karley, a partner with her other fungi. This reduces the envi- says Jim Harmon, a Carrington,
husband, Jim, in Karley Farms, ronment load by more than
Johnstown Bean Co., Cavalier 90% vs current standard treat-
Bean Co. and North Central ments such as captan. The
Commodities was recently named E PA classified the seed treat-
the Red River Valley Farm Woman ment as a reduced risk prod-
of the Year. uct and gave it the lowest level
sign word Caution. Maxim is
E PA LABELS MAXIM available through dry bean
The Environmental protection seed supplier as a commercial
Agency labeled Maxim seed treat- applied treatment to dry bean
ment fungicide for use on dry beans seed. -- Information supplied Promoting beans at Big Iron
and 200 crops. by Novartis Crop Protection, Lynne Bigwood (behind the counter) greets farm-
Maxim -- produced by Novartis I c n. ers with dry bean samples at the Northarvest
Seed Treatment -- is a new chem- Bean Growers Association booth at Big Iron ear-
i r h s e r.
le ti ya
Ask about exciting new developments and 1999
ra nre rm h
Asgrow Vegetable Seeds Dry Bean program
Page 24 N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999
N.D., farmer and Farm Bureau ment clinic in Fargo, N.D., March 9. more than 1.2 billion, is the 61st
president. h lnc il
Called CPM Day, t e c i i w l country where Heinz baked beans
Farm Bureau has not yet feature live plants and their pests, r od
announced premiums. -- Source: real-time electronic information and In 1996, Heinz introduced
Fargo Forum. displays and educational speakers. canned beans in Russia and
To obtain a program and regis- exceeded it sales goal by 50% -
D RY BEAN WORKSHOPS tration information, contact the Source: Michgan Bean Digest.
Two North Dakota Cooperative CPM Day staff at (218) 253-4391.
Extension Service workshops Companies interested in exhibiting ADM TO BUILD PLANT
focusing at least in part on dry should contact Jim Satter, Ostlund Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
beans are set for this winter. Chemical Co., at (701) 282-7300. plans to build a value-added dry
The annual Dry Bean/Soybean Net proceeds from CPM Day bean processing plant at Enderlin,
Day will be held in Grand Forks, will be donated to university N.D., in 1999, says Curt Stern,
N.D., Feb 4. For more information, research projects. ADM field manager.
contact the Grand Forks County CPM Day sponsors include ADM will produce finished food
Extension office at (701) 780-8229.Ostlund Chemical, Case IH, products such as refried bean
Dry bean production will be on Concord, Novartis and the Red mixes, Stern says. No additional
the agenda at a Jan. 12 meeting in River Farm Network. -- Source: details about the plant, products or
Carrington, N.D., sponsored by the C P M Day press release. marketing plans are available yet.
Carrington Research Extension Engineers started work in
Center. For more information, con- CHINA GETS BAKED BEANS tr ad
September, S e n s i .
tact the Carrington Research H.J. Heinz, one of the world s North Dakota is the nation s
Extension Center at (701) 652- biggest food companies, has intro- largest producer of dry beans, said
2951. duced baked beans in China. The Stern, who spoke at the North
company hopes to sell approxi- Dakota State University
CPM DAY SET mately 1.2 million 1 pound tins Cooperative Extension Oilseed
Several businesses are spon- annually of their traditional baked W orkshop in Carrington Dec. 15.
soring a crop poroduction manage- beans. China, with a population of TALKIN BEANS continued on 26
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 25
tive vice-presi- both grasses and broadleaf weeds.
Ta k n dent of
the For more information, contact
Valent USDA Corporation at 800
Shippers (682) 5368 or visit the company s
McGill was editor
web site at www.valent.com. -
Information provided by Valent.
News and publisher of
From Around h
t e Michigan Dry
The Industry DOANE EARNS AW A R D
Bean Digest fr o
22 years. Russell Doane, a Menomie,
TALKIN BEANS continued from 25 W is., dry bean grower and founder
It makes sense that we start NEW SELECT TANK MIX of Chippewa Valley Bean and sev-
making value-added products in the Valent USDA Corporation eral other dry bean related busi-
tt, e ad
sae h si. recently issued new tank mix com- nesses, has been honored by the
binations for use on dry beans in University of Wisconsin-Madison.
JOHN McGILL RETIRES North Dakota, Minnesota and other The U of W College of Agriculture
John McGill, executive vice-pres- s a e . and Life Sciences recently pre-
ident of the Michigan Bean According to new recommenda- sented Doane with its Honorary
Shippers Association for the past tions, Select 2EC Herbicide can Recognition Award.
29 years, has retired. now be tank mixed in a new combi-
McGill started his career with the nation to control grass and weed MORE DRY BEAN RESEARCH
Farmers and Manufactuers Beet i f s a i n . The North Dakota State Board of
Sugar Association, serving as In dry beans, Select works as a Agricultural Research (SBAR) Dry
director of advertising and public post emergence treatment with Bean Granting Committee recently
relations for Michigan and Monitor Basagran to provide control of a allocated $17,235.88 to research
Sugar Companies and several variety of hard-to-control grasses. projects. The money comes from
sugar beet grower associations. In combination, this tank mix off r an off-road gas tax refund. The fol-
In addition to serving as execu- e ffective crop measures against lowing projects were funded:
The front-mount Poma Bean Cutter is built in the
heart of North Dakota’s edible bean country. The cut-
e s vial n h ihe
t r i a a l b e i t e l g t r, economical 4-row size with
a 4" tube frame or in the heavier 4 x 6" rectangular tube
construction in 6-, 8- or 12-row with 22" to 36" row
spacing. The cutter lift mechanism is a front-mount
three-point, which also can be utilized for other pur-
poses. Depth on each set of knives is controlled by
individual gauge wheels with easy positive turnbuckle 8-row cutter, 30" spacing el n ntl
W esl adisal
adjustment and perforated iron in
spring tension for combine headers.
maintaining depth in
hard ground. Both
knives and openers
Also available i n
3-point quick hitch.
Page 26 N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999
* $3,000 for research attempting Plant breeders are making
to eliminate the marsh spot in cran- progress identifying new rust resis-
* $3,700 for research comparing
tant lines. Recently, the USDA
Agriculture Research Service, North
Lee Bean &
common broadleaf crops for relative
susceptiblity to white mold and the
Dakota Agricultural Experiment
Station and Michigan Agricultural
production of reproductive bodies. Experiment Station released an Borup, Minn.
* $3,750 to determine whether erect, short-vine, rust and mosaic
resistance in developed dry bean resistant pinto bean germplasm W e’re a full service,
lines will stand up to natural epi- ie
ln. independent elevator.
demics which develop in the field
and determine the genetic basis for S A S K AT C H E WAN SITUATION Locally owned.
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* $6,785 contigent funding for dry ing to grow more dry beans, partly In business 34 years.
bean greenhouse research. because they have discovered
including pulse crops in their rota- Handling pinto, navy
GERMPLASM LINES tion boosts cereal grain yields, says
& black turtle beans.
Also receiving navy beans at:
Heartland Seed, Comstock, Minn.
Bejou Elevator, Bejou, Minn.
Farmers Elevator Co., Pelican
T D S, F r i e M n .
Call Steve, Lowell or Mark
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Tough, Heavy, Spring-loaded
We also handle
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N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 27
Rooting out the rot:
cetss ok o ilgcl
Sinit lo frbooia
control of root rot disease
A benefical bacteria seed treatment may prove
effective in reducing edible bean root rot. Jim Percich,
a Univeristy of Minnesota plant pathologist, is explor-
ing the use of biological control.
Currently, the only controls for fungal root rot are
chemical seed treatments and fungicide sprays. If
spring is cool and wet, root rot can easily develop. The
rot kills some of the roots, compromising the bean
plant. Farmers have found that if they irrigate fre-
quently, the small root will get enough water so the
plant yields. But heavy irrigation is not a good answer;
i s expensive and may have environmental implica-
The U of M team of Percich, plant pathologist
Richard Meronuck and student Consuelo Estevez-
Jensen hopes to find good biological control to use
along or in conjunction with fungicides. The scientists
think a bacteria seed coating containing Bacillus sub-
tls may be the answer. As the seed germinate and
roots start to grow, the bacteria grows along the root
surface, forming a defense barrier against harmful
ROT continued on page 29
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* Also the Harriston 2010 Bean Cultivator
in most row sizes.
Page 28 N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999
were treated with the biological U of M researchers, North Dakota
Continued from page 24
seed treatment. Plants in treated
fields were larger and healthier than
State University plant breeder Ken
Grafton, the Northarvest Bean
fni non-treated fields. Growers Association and the
As part of their work, the team The biological control targets a Central Lakes Agricultural Center.
also found three out of more than very, very specific pathogen, Research also showed the fun-
100 kidney bean varieties that show Percich says. There is no extra use gus affects corn and potatoes. In a
promise for resistance to root rot. of the chemicals or non-targeted corn-potato-bean rotation, root rot
The seed treatment looks very ff c s
e et. worsens.
good when coupled with the best In previous projects, a team of The rotation sustains the
resistant material we have in researchers pinpointed the specific pathogens, Percich says. The rot
beans, Percich says. fungus causing root rot in kidney can also affect peas, soybeans,
More than 300 acres of kidney beans. With that information, they wheat, sunflowers, alfalfa, clover,
beans near Park Rapids, Minn., identified proper fungicides to sweet corn and many types of
reduce root rot. The team included weeds. -- Reprinted with permis-
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Chili Bean Pockets
ra h is il oe
Atettekd wl lv
1 8 oz pkg. refrigerated crescent dinner roll* 1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 lb lean ground beef 1 Tblsp. chili powder
1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1/8 tsp cumin
dash garlic powder 1 cup cooked pinto beans, kidney beans or
8 oz. can tomato sauce small red beans
1/4 cup chili sauce 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Brown hamburger, onion and green pepper. Drain. Add garlic powder, tomato and chili
sauce and seasoning. Simmer 10 minutes. Add beans and heat through. On a floured
surface separate dough into four rectangles. Gently pinch diagonal perforations together
t ihl lue oln i, ol ah etnl o lc
on each rectangle. Wi h l g t y f o r d r l i g p n r l e c r c a g e t 5 x 7 . P a e a
pofl f iln n et af f etnl.
s o n u o f l i g o l f h l o r c a g e Top with some cheddar cheese. Brush rim of
dough with some egg. Fold right half over filling and press edges together with fork to
seal. Place on cookie sheet and brush with remaining egg. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-
12 minutes until browned. Serve with vegetable sticks and milk.
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Fountain of youth?
New diet research conducted in Grand Forks, N.D., shows that beans help reduce
cell oxidation, a process that plays a role in aging and development of chronic dis-
research by the
A dditionalAgriculturalN.D., and
Service in Grand Forks,
Western refined-food diet to a
plant-rich diet, their bodies relaxed
their natural defenses by producing
eggs and dairy their hearts desired.
They limited fruits and vegetables
ih o ef
to two servings a day, w t n l a y
a private company in California smaller amounts of two enzymes green and yellow varieties allowed.
added to the weight of evidence that protect cells against oxidative Then, for four weeks, the volun-
linking increased consumption of damage. teers ate at least six servings daily
pulses in reducing oxidation of the To compare antioxidant power of of green and yellow fruits and veg-
body s c l s the two diets, Leslie Klevay and etables. They switched to whole
Beans, pea s and lentils need to Sandra Gallagher with ARS Grand grain bread and ate as many other
be combined with leafy green and Forks, N.D., Human Nutrition whole grains and legumes as they
yellow-orange vegetables and Research Center looked at wanted.
fruits, whole grains, raisins and nuts changes in the two enzymes. One, They also downed two table-
in up to six servings per day to have a copper-containing enzyme called spoons each of almonds, hazel-
a noticeable impact on the supply superoxide dismutase, dropped by nuts, pecans and sesame oil
of antioxidant substances in the two-thirds when the women ate the (tahini); a tablespoon of wheat germ
body. plant-rich diet. A selenium-contain- oil for cooking or dressing; 4-1/2
These prevent and reduce oxi- ing enzyme, glutathione peroxi- ounces of raisins; one cup of ginger
dation in the body s cells. Oxidation dase, dropped by one-third. tea and two cups of green tea.
in the cell appears to play a role in For four weeks, the volunteers Fried foods, refined products
aging and chronic diseases. consumed all the white bread, and reduced-calorie and fat-free
When 12 female volunteers in a pasta, pastry, snack foods, conve- products were forbidden. Eggs
study switched from a typical nience foods, meat, fish, poultry, were allowed, but meat, fish and
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Idaho Seed Bean Co.
John or Bill Dean P.O. Box 1072 Twin Falls, ID 83303-1072
Ph: 208-734-5221 Fax: 208-733-1984
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 31
Open door policy
Most corporate bosses have an open door
employee policy. J ff and Bill Grommesh,
Casselton, N.D., have an open door policy , too --
but theirs pertains to dry beans. We don t shut the
door on new things, Jeff s y .
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r o e l h eal ih.
We t y t g t a l t e d t i s r g t
The little things add up.
Continued from previous page vest losses. first application goes on 14-21 days
The brothers had been straight after planting. They spray a second
We are willing to try new prod- cutting navies with a flex head and time 7-10 later. Exact timing varies
ucts and practices -- anything to field losses were high -- so high according to the weather.I i i cl f t s od
produce an extra bushel of beans as
that it made us sick, Jeff s y . and dry, the sprayer interval is
economically. We do the same But pintos could be cut and longer. If it is warm and wet, and the
thing on the cost side, Jeff s y .
as windrowed with a Pickett One Step weeds are germinating and growing
h pa nevl s hre
As a result, the Grommesh and then harvested with a combine quickly, t e s r y i t r a i s o t r.
brothers -- who farm separately,b t u equipped with a Pickett pickup The Grommeshes also add a
share labor and equipment -- are head. Harvest losses were much micro-rate of a postemergence
constantly fine-tuning their crop pro- less than with the flex head and grass herbicide with Basagran
duction practices. They raise dry because the Pickett combined when they need to control foxtails
beans, sugar beets, soybeans and steps, the harvest operation was or wildoats. A micro-rate is usually
wheat. nearly as efficient. The system also 1/4th to 1/8th the recommended
is much easier on the combine than rate. If applied when weeds are
Recently they rented out most a flex head because it brings in less small, a micro-rate can be eff c i e etv.
of their sugar beet allotment and dirt and the bean plants are usually We use micro-rates in beets
replaced the sugar beet acres with d i r. with a lot of success. It works in dry
dry beans. beans, too, Jeff s y .as
We were starting to have dis- Other new production prac- *Applying fungicide to control.
ease problems with sugar beets, tices that the Grommeshes adopted The Grommeshes budget to apply
J ff explains. Their three-year recently include:
e ugcd n ils ih itr f
af n i i eo f e d w t ah s o yo
sugar beet/dry bean or soy- * Applying 10-34-0 and ACA with white mold. They spray if the
beans/wheat rotation was creating the seed. ACA is a fertilizer that weather is wet shortly before the
a buildup of root diseases. stimulates plant root growth. beans begin flowering, if the fore-
We thought it would be best for You can see the difference in cast is for wet weather, o i t e g n-r f h e
the land to not grow beets for a root growth, Jeff says. But we eral weather pattern has been rainy.
while, rather than to rent or buy don t know yet if ACA consistently Like most other dry bean grow-
more land to lengthen the rotation, r, e
increases yields on our farm. Ask e s J ff and Bill face constant chal-
J ff s y .
e as me a couple
Growing more dry beans turned years from
out to be a good move financially. now.
We like the dry beans because pitn
they are a high value crop. They Basagran
respond to good management, and applications.
we can finish up harvest earlier in Rather than
the fall than other row crops, he applying the
says. ul ae f
fl rt o
In another big change, J ff mergence
and Bill switched from navies to pin- herbicide
tos. Several factors led to the once, they
change. One major one was intro- spray half Bill (left) and Jeff Grommesh check pinto beans for white mold. On
duction of equipment that made it the rate fields with a history of white mold, they budget for spraying if the
possible to dramatically reduce har- twice. The weather is wet in the weeks before the plants flower.
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 33
by the Northarvest or chop a can of drained, rinsed kid-
Bean Bean Growers
ney beans. I used my processor for
the chopping. Stir all of the ingredi-
Recipes Recipe winners
were chosen by
ents together and bake it until the
beans are hot and the cheese
the school children melts. The filling seems to be
From who taste-tested
the 10 final
thicker with a better quality cheese,
with processed cheese you could
probably use it for a dip. The sea-
sonings may be adjusted according
to personal taste preference. Any
Manager of unseasoned bean from the cup-
By Lynne Bigwood Riverside Unified School District, board or leftovers from the fridge or
Northarvest Home Economist
Placentia, Calif., submitted the win- freezer would work, just remember
Baja Bean Tacos were the grand ning recipe. He won a trip for two to one 15 ounce can equals 1 1/2
prize winner in the 1998 ASFS conference in New cups.
the Use Your Orleans, La. Baja Bean Tacos can be served
Bean recipe I gave out samples of the as a meatless entree or a side dish
contest for the recipe s filling at the Minnesota with a beef or pork burger.
1998 American School Food Service Conference.
School Food It was very popular. Many people
Service who tasted it sent the rest of their
(ASFS) t ff
s a over to try a sample. That is a
Conference. nice compliment!
The contest The filling is very simple to
was sponsored make. Chop the onion and saute it.
Lynne Bigwood While that is cooking, lightly mash
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N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 35
ENTER THE 1999
Sponsored by the Northarvest
Bean Growers Association
1. The recipe entries must look like the Fiesta
bean dish pictured at right.
2. The recipe must include a minimum of 1 cup of
cooked dry beans. The dry beans used must be one
or more of the following classes: navy, great northern,
pinto, pink, light red kidney, dark red kidney, cranberry,
small red or black. Canned or homecooked beans may
3. Recipes must be original. Recipe instructions
previously published in a magazine, cookbook or other ORDER OF USE. Include exact measurements, sizes
source will be disqualified. Contestants are solely and/or weights of products or containers as well as
responsible for complying with any applicable copy- complete directions for combining ingredients, cook-
right restrictions and Northarvest Bean Growers i n eie etn,
ing time(s) and temperature. To a d i r c p t s i g
Association assumes no obligation in that regard. All please include brand names of ingredients.
entries must be signed by the contestant. 5. Once submitted, recipes become the property of
4. Recipes must include the recipe title, number of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, which
servings and a list of specific ingredients IN THE reserves the right to use and publish recipes. Winning
have shown that
in combination with a
fungicide, will increase dry
by as much as
500-800 lbs. per acre and cut
application costs by two-thirds
New and Used Bean Equipment Available per acre.
1 Pickett 8/30 Rodweeders
1 Speedy cutter 6/30
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recipes will be printed in a brochure.
6. Only Minnesota and North Dakota residents are FIESTA BEAN RECIPE CONTEST FORM
lgbe o ne
e i i l t e t r.
7. Mail entries by August 30, 1999 to: Fiesta Bean Please type or print
Recipe Contest, 230 E. Owens Ave., Bismarck, ND
58501-1712 Ph: (701) 258-6750. YOUR
Contestants may enter more than one recipe. Each
recipe must be entered on a separate form. Recipes ADDRESS_____________________________
must be typed or neatly printed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper ____
and include name, address and telephone number
(home and work) of the contestant. The contestant CITY______________
must sign the entry form or recipe. STATE_______ZIP_______
W inners will be selected by judges and will be PHONE
announced at Bean Day, January 2000. Criteria will (H)___________(W)_________________
include appearance, flavor, ease of preparation and
o i i a i y. The decision of the judges will be final. NAME OF
35% Appearance 2 0 % Ease of NUMBER OF SERV-
3 5 % Flavor 10% Originality
To the best of my knowledge, this recipe is orig-
Prizes inal and has not been published in another source
is $150 such as a magazine, newspaper, cookbook, adver-
Second $ 100 tisement or product label.
hr $ 50 ENTRANT S SIGNA-
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Tel: (701) 847-2622 Fax: (701) 847-2623
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Contact Don at (701) 847-2261
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N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 37
Norstar, Othello, Moncalm
Va i t e Top Survey
Norstar navy and Othello pinto were planted by more
farmers attending Northarvest Bean Growers
Association s Bean Day last year than any other vari-
That s according to a survey conducted by Art
Lamey, North Dakota State University extension plant
pathologist. The survey -- partly funded by the
Association -- helps guide research by identifying the
most production problems.
Out of 206 usable forms returned at Bean Day,
Norstar was planted on 14% of the respondents acres
in North Dakota following by Othello pinto on 10%.
Montcalm dark red kidney was the most commonly
planted variety in Minnesota, planted on 16% of the
respondents acres, followed by Norstar navy on 13%
and Topaz pinto on 10%.
W eather was the worst production program on 46%
of the respondents acres, following by disease.
The worst disease problem was white mold on 63%
of the North Dakota and 62% of the Minnesota respon-
dents acres. Root rot was the worst disease problem
on 10% of the Minnesota respondents acres. Rust was
the worst diease problem on 7% of ND respondents
Redroot pigweed was the worst weed for the
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Continental Grain Co., Ray, N D (800) 543-5561
Continental Grain Co., Carman, Manitoba (888) 384-2838
Farmers Finest Bean Co., Inc.,East Grand Forks, Minn. (800) 773-8834
Hagert Seed Farm, Emerado, N.D. (701) 594-6474
Hoople Farmers Grain Co., Hoople, N.D. (701) 894-6116
O Brien Seed Inc., Mayville, N.D. (701) 786-9118
Prairie Cooperative, Cleveland, N.D. (701) 763-6264
Jenson Seed, Stephen, Minn. (218) 478-3397
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MacDon introduces new bean
of Winnipeg has
Model 972 Harvest
Header which can
be adapted to cut
edible beans by
installing a stub
guard in place of
The unit features a
enables the knife to cut right in widths that feature double
the soil. An adjustable six-bat swath capability. Single pass
pick-up reel sweeps the beans cutting and windrowing reduces
o the cutter bar leaving a shattering and the amount of
swath that is easy for the com- dirt going through the combine
bine to pick up. and shatter losses. The result is
The unit comes in 15- or 18- higher yields, less dockage and
foot widths (center delivery less combine wear. For more
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Convey-all tenders are available with hydraulic or gas
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, lcrc u
Convey-All belt conveyors are available with PTO e e t i , a x-
(701) 454-3875 / 3456 Fax iliary gas engine or hydraulic drive options. Electric shown
N O RT H A RVEST BEAN GROWER January 1999 Page 39
Northarvest beans airlifted to
Hurricane Mitch victims
Efforts to help Hurricane Mitch victims in Hondorus gen-
erated some good publicity for the Northarvest dry bean
bought 3,500 cwt. of
black beans from KBC
The beans were
shipped from Hatton
and Northwood, ND
processing plants and
trucked to Fargo. The
repacked the hundred pound bags on special skids for
the Boeing 747 and An-124, two of the largest cargo
planes in the world. Fargo Jet Service loaded the beans
in the cargo holds, a job that was further complicated by
a blizzard that dumped as much as 9-inches of snow
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dered form of folate provides the Many people think that lacto-ovo
Diet research recommended daily allowance. It s vegetarians are not getting enough
looks good for the quantity found in 1 3/4 cups of
organge juice or about 4/5 cup of
zinc in their diets. Milk and eggs
typically supply about 44% of the
dry beans cooked red beans, for example,
says ARS researcher Robert Jacob
zinc that the human body needs.
But Hunt s research at Grand
A new study by USDA Agriculture -- Source: Agricultural Research, Forks shows that even though veg-
Research Service (ARS) indicates June 1997 etarian diets contain less zinc and
that current recommended dietary people absorb less zinc from
allowance of 180 micrograms a day LEGUMES BOOST ZINC legumes, it is possible to boost zinc
f h iai oae flc cd o
o t eBv t m nf l t ( o i a i )f r Lacto -ovo vegetarians -- those levels by increasing the amount of
women is probably too low. who do not eat milk or eggs in their legumes and grains consumed.
Adequate folate intake has been diets -- can meet their requirements Hunt sees a much greater risk of
linked to decreased risk of spina for zinc by eating plenty of whole zinc deficiency in economically dis-
bifida and other birth defects, as grains and legumes, says USDA advantaged countries where vege-
well as reduced risk of cardiovas- ARS researcher Janet Hunt., who tarian diets contain less protein,
cular disease and stroke. works in Grand Forks, N.D. Human which enhances zinc absorption. -
A very small amount of the pow- Health and Nutrition Center. Source: Agricultural Research,
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Production of dry edible beans is estimated at 31 million cwt for
1998, 6% above 1997 and 11% above two years ago. Area for
harvest is estimated at 1.92 million acres, up 12% from 1997
and 10% above 1996. The average yield, at 1,615 pounds per
acre, dropped 80 pounds from 1997. Production of many minor
varieties are below 1997 level except for black, pink and pinto
varieties. Black production increased 70%, pink increased 25%
and pinto increased 37% from 1997.
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U.S. and Ontario Production & Minnesota-North Dakota Grower Price, 1988-1998
Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price
Sept. $25 May-June $16 Aug $17 Sept. $21 July $22 Dec.-Aug. July $24 Sept. $23 Aug. $15
$55 Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price $28.50 Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price $55
Dec.-June $23 Oct. $11 Dec.-Jan. $10 Jun-July $12.50 Sept. $14 Lowest Price Sept.-Oct. $14 Aug. $13.50 Sept. $11
$50 Aug $23 $50
North American 10,735 9,282
Production (000 omitted) n.
Grower 2,467 n.
1,950 (000 omitted)
Prices, Dec 1998
8,748 6,813 6,896 Preliminary
Market 6,667 U.S. Estimate
Ot Ont. 895 6,407
n. 7,319 (000 omitted)
U.S. 1,550 1,350 U.S. Ont. 920 Source:
6,008 8,268 5,620
Ot U.S. U.S. U.S. 6,001 U.S. 5,265 Producers
Ont. 912 Other Canada
1,551 6,593 5,263 5,317 5,487 Board
U.S. Ont. 485
4,457 U.S. US
Crop 3,935 (000 omitted)
Year 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 USDA
U.S. Production & Minnesota/North Dakota Grower Price, 1989-1998
Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year Marketing Year
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price Highest Price
May-July $40 May-June $17 Aug. $16 Dec.-Jan. Oct. $30 Sept. $16 May-Aug $25 Sept. $24 Jan. $23
$55 Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price $19.50 Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price Lowest Price $55
Aug. $17 Aug. $11.50 Dec.-Jan. $10 Lowest Price Aug. $14 Dec.-Jan. $13 Nov.-Jan. $14 Aug. $15 Sept. $13
$50 June-July $13 $50
$30 Off the board
US Production (000 omitted)
MN/DK Source: USDA 14,832
Bean Dec 1998
1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Year 1989 1990 1993
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