Ontario Dry Bean Preliminary Yield Trials
• To provide Ontario growers with local data on the performance of new dry bean varieties selected from public
and private bean
breeders throughout North America
• To identify superior dry bean varieties early on in their development
• To develop novel market classes comparisons for narrow and wide row production systems
Narrow Row Trials (15 inch/38 cm):
Locations - Auburn and Kippen/Exeter ON
Market Classes - mostly navy and black with limited comparisons to small red, pinto, otebo and food-type soybean
Wide Row Trials (30 inch/76 cm):
Locations - Kippen/Exeter and Woodstock ON
Market Classes - mostly cranberry and kidney (light red, dark red and white) with limited comparisons to otebo, pinto, black,
navy and small red
Mr. Chris L. Gillard, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
120 Main Street East, Ridgetown Ontario Canada N0P 2C0
Telephone: (519) 674 1500 ext. 63632Email:
Ontario Bean Growers
Ontario Pulse Crop Committee
All of the data presented in this site was generated from the Ontario Dry Bean Preliminary Yield Trials.
Direct comparisons between varieties should only be made within a single trial.
Direct comparisons between row widths, locations and years may not be accurate.
AmeriSeed (ADM), Decatur Illinois
Archer Daniels Midland Seedwest, Decatur Illinois
Basin Seed Company, Nampa Idaho
Cooks Div. of Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd., Hensall Ontario
Cooperative Elevator Co. (Provita Seeds), Pigeon Michigan
Cornell University, Cornell New York
Gen-Tec Seeds Ltd., Twin Falls Idaho
Hensall District Co-operative, Hensall Ontario
Hyland Seeds Ltd. (DowAgro Sciences), Blenheim Ontario
Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan
Monsanto (Seminis Seeds), Nampa Idaho
North Dakota State University, Fargo North Dakota
Ontario Bean Growers, Stratford Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Guelph Ontario
R.T. Bolton and Sons, Dublin Ontario
SeCan Association, Kanata Ontario
University of Guelph/AAFC, Guelph Ontario
We acknowledge Mr. Steve Willis for his dedication in organizing and implementing the Preliminary Yield Trials in Ontario, since their beginning in 2006. In addition, we acknowledge the Ontario growers that have cooperated by providing a trial site and the Ontario Bean Growers for funding these trials.
|Year||Narrow Row||Wide Row|
|2014||No data available for 2014|
Yield - To convert kg/ha to lbs./acre multiply by 0.9. Example 1800 kg/ha X 0.9 = 1620 lb. /acre. One year data should be used with caution. Multiyear data is much better indicator of yield ability and stability of a variety. Only varieties with a yield difference greater than the LSD (explained below) should be considered different.
LSD (0.05) - The LSD is a measure of variability within the trial. There is a ninety percent probability that yields that differ by an amount greater than the LSD are different. Yields that differ by an amount less than or equal to the LSD should be considered to be equal.
Lodging. A visual estimate at maturity of the standability of the crop. A value of 1 is equivalent to crop standing completely upright, while a 5 represents a crop entirely flat. Within a test area, varieties with lower values are less prone to lodging
Days from Planting to Maturity. Maturity is affected by planting date and the area where a variety is being grown, and year. Multiyear maturity data should be used where available. Varieties are rated as being mature when 95% of the pods on the plants are ripe. Normally, 3-7 additional days of drying are required for the crop to be ready for combining.
C.B.B. - Common bacterial blight. In 2013 there were very low levels of CBB infection and only varieties known to carry resistant gene should be considered different than other varieties.