Crop disease challenges bean farmersMarch 27, 2012 - 3:00ambusiness/agriculture
Area dry bean and soybean farmers will face some new, or at least expanded, challenges this growing season.
Dry bean producers are confronted with anthracnose, a little-known disease that can hammer both yields and quality.
Soybean producers, in turn, could face more problems with white mold, a crop disease that dry bean producers have battled for years.
Of the two, anthracnose is the bigger threat, says Sam Markell, North Dakota State...