Video on the Southern Willamette Valley Bean & Grain Project

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Garbanzo bean progress





The garbanzos seem to be doing fairly well in the field near our warehouse. They have been getting watered regularly and are starting to form pods. The weeds have been a constant battle, as you can see. Next year we would like to have a tine cultivator so we can mechanically weed. All of the weed control has been done by hand. A losing battle, in the long run. We would have liked to plant the garbanzos at least a month earlier. The top right photo is of a garbanzo from another field that has no water. No water, plus low pH, means very poor results. 2 or 3 acres of garbanzos are like this.

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