Pulse crop market restrictions and maximum residue level guidelines involving crop protection products.
Crop desiccation has become an increasingly hot topic. In part due to consumer demand for pesticide-free products, variable maximum residue limits (MRLs) across export markets and the negative spotlight on glyphosate.
It doesn’t mean desiccation is off-limits. But we need to understand the limitations of late-season herbicide. Especially when it comes to crops destined for human consumption, including field peas and dry edible beans.
Desiccation is common practice in dry bean production for uniform dry-down and weed control, but it does not bring about or speed up maturity.
Good management in storage will help maintain the value of your crop.
Tips to reduce smearing, splits and cracks during dry bean harvest from Dennis Lange.