Split Sets in Beans
Scientists have projected that in 2050, we will experience five to six heatwaves, lasting an average of five days. So far, we have subjected the high tunnel plants to three heat waves, which has led to an interesting development with the beans. We noticed the beans have developed split sets, which is the condition where beans drop flowers early due to excessive heat and develop another set of flowers, leading to multiple beans developing at different rates on one plant. This condition can be costly for farmers when they go to harvest because not all the beans will be ready for harvest.