Free eBook: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas

Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas

Beans as a Field Crop in KansasHere’s a book that can help you grow something a little different in your field or food plot: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas, issued by the Kansas State Horticultural Society in 1918.

This brief publication starts with a look at the history and benefits of bean-raising in Kansas.  Then follows a guide to growing pinto beans, beginning with the preparation of the soil and continuing all the way through the harvest.  Other subjects examined include pests, crop rotations, and the uses of bean straw.

The rest of the book consists of testimonials from all over the state, but do not skip over this part.  There are some useful nuggets of advice to be mined here.

Short and sweet, Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas is in the public domain and available for free download.

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Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of two country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.