Niche market dry bean varieties are gaining in popularity among small-scale growers because they are relatively easy to produce, harvest store, and are a healthy food choice.
Commercial Dry Bean Production in Western Washington State
This Publication provides planting guidelines, common disease and insect pests in western Washington, and harvest and storage tips.
Growing Dry Beans in the Home Garden
This publication provides planting guidelines, common disease and insect pests in Washington, and harvest and storage tips.
School Garden Education
We have developed a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-based curriculum for 4th graders that follow the Next Generation Science Standards.
Small-scale Dry Bean Post-Harvest
To provide small-scale growers with cost effective and scale-appropriate technologies , our program uses small-scale technologies to dry, thresh and clean dry beans.
Niche Market Dry Bean Variety Trial
Dry bean variety trials at WSU Vancouver Research and Extension Center have shown that dozens of bean varieties can be successfully grown in western Washington. These reports include our variety trial research findings.
- 2006 Trial Report (pdf).
- 2005 Trial Report (pdf).
- 2004 Trial Report (pdf).
- 2003 Trial Report (pdf).
- 2002 Trial Report (pdf).
- 2001 Trial Report (pdf).
Dry Bean Varieties for Niche Markets in the USA
Marketing and Use
This brochure provides nutrition, cooking, serving and storage information for the home consumer.
- Dry Bean Brochure (pdf).