Bush Snapbean Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida

Figure 1. Snapbean production on calcareous, very gravelly loam soils in Miami-Dade County. Credit: Monica Ozores-HamptonMiami-Dade County is the primary production region for fresh-market bush snapbeans with 57% or 18,696 acres of the Florida bean acreage. Production costs vary from $16.53 to $21.87 per 30 lb. bushel or $4,046 to $4,711 per acre. Acceptable yields range from 185 to over 300 bushels per acre. Snapbeans produced in Miami-Dade County are sold nationwide for the fresh market starting just before Thanksgiving and continuing through the winter and spring months. This 9-page fact sheet was written by S. Zhang, D. Seal, M. Ozores-Hampton, M. Lamberts, Y. Li, W. Klassen, and T. Olczyk, specifically for growers in Miami-Dade County as a supplement to The Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida (SP170). Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, July 2014.

De compras para la salud: Frijoles, guisantes y lentejas (FSHN1105S/FS201)

Figura 5. Frijoles pintosLas legumbres son unos de los alimentos más completos en la naturaleza que proveen una gran variedad de beneficios para la salud. Las legumbres tienen mucha proteína, fibra y vitaminas. También son bajas en grasa, no tienen colesterol y son muy bajas en grasa saturada. Los frijoles oscuros tienen alto contenido de antioxidantes. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Lakshmi Mahan, Lauren Foster y Wendy J. Dahl, and published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, October 2012.

SL331/CV234 A Summary of N, P, and K Research with Snap Bean in Florida

Revised! SL331, a 15-page illustrated fact sheet by George Hochmuth and Ed Hanlon, summarizes the historical Florida research literature on nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization of snap beans. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, August 2010.