Innoculants

Asked March 31, 2019, 6:45 PM EDT

Can you provide information on bean inoculates for the home garden? I am growing cannellini beans and french filet beans

Multnomah County Oregon beans

3 Responses

Thank you for your question. What pathogen(s) are you trying to inoculate your plants from?

In my research I find data on inoculates for beans to create root nodules to enhance production. No specific pathogen in mind.

The legume family doesn't need additional inoculates for production of root nodules, since that is a characteristic of the species, and few home gardeners bother to acquire them. https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/legume-seed-inoculants-0-305/ But here is an article with information about availability for commercial growers that you might be able to use: https://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_a/A130/welcome.html

Hope this is helpful. Good luck!