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5413. Kisha, T.J.. 1983. Effect of soil salinity and fertilizer nitrogen on growth and N2-fixation in broad bean (Vicia faba L.) and dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.).. M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sci., Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT 59717.

6399. Smith, H.A., C. Rust, D. Baldridge, and J. Sims. 1989. Dry edible beans: a Montana specialty crop.. MSU Extension Service Montguide MT 8910.
Describes production practices of dry beans in Montana. Dry beans can fix up to 40 lb N/ac. They reportedly mellow the soil. A four year interval between bean crops is recommended, and they should not follow a crop of peas, lentils, soybeans, sunflower, or mustard for 3-4 years. Most beans are grown with irrigation in Montana, requiring about 15" of water. Opportunities exist to grow disease free seed on dryland fields which have never grown beans. Yields averaged 1800 lb/ac in 7 years of trials near Bozeman. A production budget indicates net returns of about $138/ac with a 2000 lb harvest @ $.13.

7833. Koala, S.. 1985. Effects of N and P fertilizers on the growth, nodulation, and N2 ixation of fababean, green pea, and dry bean.. PhD. Thesis, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sci., Montana St. Univ., Bozeman, MT 59717.

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