Brief introduction

This is a field test report about potassium polyacrylate for dry beans in America.

Dry Beans Test in Redmond, OR

LOCATION: Redmond, OR

PLANTS: Dry beans for seed production

VARETY: Small Pinks

WATER RETAINER AGENT: Potassium Polyacrylate (3.6 lbs per acre applied in furrow)

TRIAL RESULTS

Untreated Treated % Increase
Yield / Acre 2182 lbs 2485 lbs 13. 9
Usable Yield 1859 lbs 2178 lbs 17. 1

Tips

– 2,000 lbs/acre = field average

– Trial results were based on replicated treated and untreated comparisons.

Dry Beans Test in Wilder, ID

LOCATION: Wilder, ID

PLANTS: Dry beans for seed production

VARIETY: Eclipse

WATER RETAINER AGENT: Potassium Polyacrylate (5 lbs per acre applied in furrow)

APPLICATION: Applied in furrow at planting

ROW SPACING: 30 inch double rows

IRRIGATION: Rill

HARVEST METHOD: Yield results from commercial harvest. Two rows harvested per rep.

TRIAL RESULTS

Area Harvested Net Wt/Rep Yield CWT/Acre
Untreated 1 0. 6607 1668 25. 24
Untreated 2 0. 6671 1944 29. 14
Average yield CWT/ac 27. 19
Treated 1 0. 6079 1825 30. 02
Treated 2 0. 6230 2083 33. 43
Average yield CWT/ac 37. 73
CWT/Acre Increase 4. 54