August 5, 2016

The beans are doing fairly well overall with some things to note. Team A’s beans are showing some symptoms of bacterial blight. Team C’s beans are very weedy with full grown millet, volunteer canola, and red root pig weed all poking through. The beans are all at R-5, we’re only still seeing flowers in team C’s. SPAD readings were taken today (a SPAD meter measures the chlorophyll content in a leaf – basically how green the leaf is), and these numbers can be found in the table above. The fungicide application was applied on Team B’s beans on July 17. Allegro was applied at a rate of 470 mL/ac, in a tank mix with 113.5 L water/ac. To date the Portage site has received a total of 239 mm of rain since planting.