BURDEKIN BEAN SEED QUARANTINE AND PRODUCTION AREA
Strict quarantine and inspection regulations ensure that bean seed crops are free from the seed borne diseases: Halo blight (Pseudomonas syringae, p.v. phaseolicola), Common bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris, p.v. phaseoli), Bacterial brown spot (Pseudomonas syringae p.v. syringae), and Anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum), and allow a minimum infection of bean mosaic virus.
Crop yields of 2.2 t/ha are attainable using production practices of furrow irrigation, bed planting, pre-plant herbicides, insecticides and modern windrowing and harvesting equipment. Much of the harvesting and planting equipment has been built and modified for the conditions experienced in the B.R.I.A.