I am gathering information for our Food Co-op’s Product Research Committee on glyphosate being used as a desiccant before harvest on beans and grains, and I’m hoping you can tell me that glyphosate is not used on your beans and grains. Thank you for your help.

We do not now, nor have we ever used desiccant products in our beans or for any other purposes.

If desiccants are used at all for beans, I would guess it would most likely be in the high moisture growing areas of Michigan and/or North Dakota.

Their bean crops typically contain 16% or more MC (moisture content) at the time of harvest. They employ fans, dryers and dehumidifiers to bring the MC down and/or remain stable.

Personally, I’ve never heard of desiccants being used for beans in any growing areas.

I would think that it would be more common in grains, but I do not know.

I’ll see if I can find out more information on possible uses when I have a little time.

Best regards.