Strahinja Stepanovic - Extension Educator

Strahinja Stephanovic

student, faculty
Graduate Student
Agronomy
Work
76025 Rd 329 Grant NE 69140
US

Twitter: @agwithstrahinja
Blog: Ag with Strahinja
Core Extension Programs: Nebraska Ag Water Management Network (NAWMN), on-farm research, Field pea sustainability and production

Focus Areas
  • Water conservation and management in semiarid dryland and irrigated cropping systems
  • Agronomic evaluation of farming practices
  • Weed, insect and disease resistance management

Field peas

Adoption of Yellow Field Pea: Replacing Summer Fallow with Field Pea and the Relationship between Planting Timing, Population, and Yield

January 9, 2018
How much will yellow field pea affect soil fertility and soil water content when replacing fallow in a wheat-corn-fallow rotation? This article from the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings.reports on 2018 research to address this question.

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Figure 1. (left) Field pea variety trial in Perkins, one of five field day sites this year.

Field Pea Field Days Scheduled for June at 5 Locations across Nebraska

May 24, 2017
Field day participants will be able to view field pea varieties and learn about rotational benefits and agronomic practices to profitably grow field peas and integrate them with existing cropping systems.

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Field pea

Yellow Field Peas Fare Well After Recent Lows

May 4, 2017
Most yellow field pea being grown in western Nebraska were at early vegetative stages (4th to 7th node or 1-5 leaf stages) during last week’s cold snap, but extensive damage is not expected due to the pea’s level of frost tolerance.Field pea tolerance to frost during early stages of vegetative growth is partially due to the “hypogeal” germination nature of the crop. For plant species with hypogeal germination (e.g., field pea, lentil, chickpea), shoot germination occurs belowground.

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Field pea

Field Pea Seeding Rates, Seeding Depth, and Inoculant

March 13, 2017
Grain-type field peas are a cool season grain crop grown as an alternative for no-till summer fallow in a semiarid cereal-based cropping systems such as wheat-corn-fallow and/or wheat-fallow. They are typically planted in mid-March and harvested late-July. This article reports on research conducted on seeding practices and offers recommendations for producers on the economically optimal seeding rate, seeding depth, and inoculant to grow field peas in western Nebraska.

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field pea comparison
Figure 1. Comparison of water use of two systems -- summer fallow and field peas -- between March 27 and July 20. (Photos by Stranhinja Stepanovic)

Field Pea Production: Rotational Costs and Benefits

March 10, 2017
Research findings show benefits in soil nutrient cycling, water infiltration, and microbial activity from replacing fallow with grain-type field peas in a wheat-fallow rotation in western Nebraska.

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Map showing sites of Nebraska soybean fields in study of yield-limiting production factors
Map showing sites of Nebraska soybean fields in study of yield-limiting production factors

Help Us Identify Yield-Limiting Factors in Nebraska Soybean Fields

October 5, 2016
Nebraska soybean producers are being asked to answer a survey about their soybean fields and contribute to a benchmark study of current soybean production in Nebraska. Researchers from 10 north central states, including Nebraska, are collecting the data to identify factors that may be impeding growers from reaching full yield. See what they've learned in the first two years of the study and how they hope to use the information.

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A western Nebraska field of field peas in bloom
A western Nebraska field of field peas in bloom (Photo by Strahinja Stepanovic)

Replacing Summer Fallow with Grain-type Field Peas: New Markets, New Opportunities

July 14, 2016
University researchers from Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas are conducting studies in the western High Plains to learn how field peas can be integrated into rotations, replacing fallow. Grain-type field pea is a spring-planted cool-season crop that is now grown on almost 100,000 acres in west central and western Nebraska.

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Wheat variety plots at Stumpf 2016
Wheat variety plots at Stumpf 2016

Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour June 15 near Grant

June 3, 2016
A UNL Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour will be Wednesday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, 76029 Rd 329, Gran. The morning program will include featured presentations on wheat and field peas and a wheat plot tour; the field peas plot tour is scheduled in the afternoon. Register by June 13.

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