2023 Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 7 in Gering

Dry bean field
Dry edible bean field in western Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

2023 Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 7 in Gering

The 2023 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will be an in-person event this February, featuring the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association’s annual meeting and updates on bean-related research in Nebraska. There is an option to view this event virtually if you choose. To receive the Zoom address, contact the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association at 308-633-1387 or by email.

Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Gering Civic Center in Gering, Nebraska.

Registration and opportunity to visit vendor booths begins at noon. The program begins at 1 p.m. with welcomes from Dan Hinman, Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association president, and Courtney Schuler, chair of the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission. The NDBGA annual meeting and voting takes place at 1:10 p.m.

Presentations begin at 1:25 p.m., with Samuel Peck from Jack's Bean International, providing information on the current challenges with international bean markets. Darin Aagard from Trinidad Benham Corp will discuss our domestic bean markets. Bill Boyer, market manager/weather analyst from KNEB, will provide a 2023 weather outlook.

After a break, UNL Panhandle Center researchers will cover the following topics:

  • Welcome and PREEC goals and strategic directions — Director Dr. John Westra
  • Update on dry bean breeding activities — Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Carlos Urrea
  • “The Development of Pest Management Programs Need Grower Input” — Entomology graduate student Jeff Cluever
  • “Nutrient Management for Quality Dry Edible Production” — Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist Bijesh Maharjan
  • “Understanding Soil Water Sensor Readings” — Water and Irrigation Management Specialist Xin Qiao
  • “Can We Get New Herbicide in Dry Bean? & How Herbicide Labels are Approved” — Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence
  • “Continuing Studies of Disease Control on Dry Bean with Copper-alternative Chemicals” — Plant Pathologist Bob Harveson
  • “On-Farm Research Dry Bean Update, 2022” — Nebraska Extension Educator John Thomas

For more information, check the NDBGA Association website.

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