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Helping Haiti Achieve Higher Black Bean Yields

July 31, 2019

For Haitians, black beans are a food staple and the most consumed bean in the country. But farmers there have one of the lowest yield rates in the world for the crop – 660 kilograms per hectare (ha-1). Franky Celestin, UF/IFAS Soil and Water ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beans, Black Beans, Franky Celestin, Haiti, Nutrient Management, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Science
dried beans

Q: I am growing a small garden with several varieties of beans. I would like to have some of them dried. How do I go about doing that?

July 14, 2017

A: Normally beans are left in the pod and on the vine to dry. Navy, kidney, Northern, and black beans are common varieties used as dry beans. There have been few successes here in Florida because the beans prefer to dry in the pod for 120 days ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Black Beans, Dried Beans, Kidney, Navy, Northern

Safer Summer with Sunscreen

June 30, 2014

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 2 million American develop skin cancer every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that melanoma incidents have increased by almost two percent each year since ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Black Beans, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Finances, Friends, FYCS, Health, Nutrition, Nutrition In Action, Shelley Swenson, Spring, Spring Cleaning, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension

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