Dry bean field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Crop Progress: Dry Bean Planting on Track to End Early

June 17, 2024
With just 6% of the crop remaining, dry edible bean planting is significantly ahead of last year's pace. Sorghum planting was down to 8% left, as of June 16.

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Sorghum field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: End of Nebraska Planting Season in Sight

June 10, 2024
With just about 20% of sorghum and dry bean acreage remaining, planting season is coming to a close and Nebraska producers will soon begin winter wheat harvest.

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Soybean field during summer
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: Nebraska Soybean Planting Nearly Finished

June 4, 2024
Corn planting has been completed in Nebraska, and soybean planting is nearly done as well.

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Dry bean field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: Dry Edible Bean Planting Underway

May 28, 2024
As corn planting nears the finish line in Nebraska, dry edible bean producers are getting started on their planting season.

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Dry peas in field
Historical prospective plantings data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska 2024 Prospective Plantings

March 28, 2024
Dry edible pea acreage is anticipated to skyrocket in 2024, at a 129% increase over 2023. More sorghum and dry edible bean acreage is also expected in Nebraska this growing season.

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Palmer amaranth in dry beans
Figure 1. Photo of Palmer amaranth abundance in the dry bean only (left) and cover crop (right) plot.

Can Cover Crops Help with Weed Control?

March 20, 2024
UNL's Weed Science Program is investigating the benefits of using winter and spring seeded cover crops to control weeds in dry beans.

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Farmer stands in sugarbeet field
A farmer walks a weedy sugarbeet field at a weed tour in June at the UNL Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Palmer Amaranth in the West Symposium Scheduled in March

February 29, 2024
Academics, industry leaders and impacted stakeholders will discuss Palmer amaranth's current and anticipated impacts across the Midwest during this free, live-streamed event.

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Dan Hinman speaks at podium
Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association President Dan Hinman (left) leads a raffle with help from Lesli Howell, NDBGA office manager/Bean Bag editor.

Bean Day Brings Pertinent Information to Growers

February 29, 2024
Attendees of the recent event heard from the Nebraska Department of Ag about ongoing initiatives to expand the dry bean export market, and learned more about the 2024 weather outlook.

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