Dry Edible Bean Day Jan. 8 at Gering - UNL CropWatch, Jan. 2, 2013

Dry Edible Bean Day Jan. 8 at Gering - UNL CropWatch, Jan. 2, 2013

January 2, 2013

The 2013 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature practical advice for producers, reports on cutting-edge research, and updates on marketing and ag policy.

The event, to be held Tuesday, Jan.8, at the Gering Civic Center, will start with registration and a trade show begin at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association (NDBGA).

Topics and speakers will include: 

  • Welcome by Jeff Nichols, NDBGA president, and Linda Boeckner, director of the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
  • Drought and Climate with Al Dutcher, UNL state climatologist
  • Updates from the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission and U.S. Dry Bean Council
  • Water Availability with Coleman Smith, director of the Wyoming Area of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Bean Production Economics with Jessica Johnson, UNL Extension Educator - Ag Economics
  • Is There a Place for Valor in Your Dry Bean Weed Control Program? with Bob Wilson, UNL weed specialist
  • Fertilizer Management for Dry Beans in 2013 with Gary Hergert, UNL soil and nutrient management specialist
  • Dry Bean Resistance to Mexican Bean Beetles with Jeff Bradshaw, UNL extension entomologist
  • Progress on Development of New Dry Bean Cultivars with Carlos Urrea, UNL dry bean breeding specialist
  • Testing New Alternative Products for Bacterial Disease Management in Dry Beans with Bob Harveson, UNL plant pathologist
  • Does Dry Bean Growth Habit Change Planting Rate? with Jim Schild, Extension educator