Chart of grain yield and crop water use efficiency for chickpeas and field peas under dryland, deficit, and full irrigation.

Yield and Water Use of Field Peas and Chickpeas Under Irrigation

March 21, 2019
This study, conducted in southwest Nebraska, investigated the feasibility of field pea and chickpea production under irrigation and evaluated their potential for water conservation in irrigated cropping systems.

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Specialty Crops Disease Update

January 10, 2019

The occurrence and distribution of plant pathogens are long known to be strongly influenced by the environment. We see evidence of this concept every season on specialty crops in western Nebraska, and 2018 was no exception.

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Field of field peas
Field peas growing in west central Nebraska in summer 2018. (Photos by Strahinja Stepanovic)

Nebraska Pulse Crops Expo Jan. 7 in Kearney

December 11, 2018
To learn about getting started with pulse crops or how to enhance your existing pulse production, don’t miss the 2019 Nebraska Pulse Crops Expo January 7 in Kearney. The program is free but registrations are needed by Jan. 2.

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Graph showing tillage effects on yield of chickpea and field pea at Grant, Nebraska in 2018 study.
Graph showing tillage effects on yield of chickpea and field pea at Grant, Nebraska in 2018 study.

Field Pea and Chickpea Germination and Yield as Affected by Tillage

October 26, 2018
Research conducted at Grant found that spring tillage prior to planting caused faster germination and better yield of field peas and chickpeas as compared to no-till during the above-average wet and cool 2018 growing conditions.

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Three photos of field peas, lentils, and chickpeas in the field.
Fields of field pea, lentil, and chickpea in Nebraska; photo taken June 12, 2018.

Pulse Crop Grower Survey on Possible Checkoff

October 26, 2018
Do growers want a pulse crop checkoff? That's one of the questions being asked through a survey on how the Nebraska pulse crop industry might be represented and collectively promoted.

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field pea

June Field Days for Field Peas, Pulses, Wheat, Forage and Cover Crops

May 16, 2018
A variety of winter and pulse crops will be featured at a series of seven field days to be held across the state this summer. The crops exhibited and speaker presentations will be customized to local needs.

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Chick Pea
Chick peas, shown here, and dry edible beans will be the focus of three USDA Specialty Crop grants recently awarded to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

USDA Funds Nebraska Research on Chick Peas and Dry Beans

October 25, 2017
From growing chick peas in western Nebraska to reducing pesticide use in apple orchards in Nebraska City, 12 specialty crop projects across the state will receive nearly $600,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Three of the grants target chickpea and dry bean production and products that could be derived from dry beans.

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