The Nebraska Dry Bean Commission hosted a field tour for Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative on Sept. 2nd and 3rd in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Palmer amaranth emergence occurs throughout the season, generally from early May to late August. Consequently, weed control programs targeting Palmer amaranth need to provide season-long control, or from planting through canopy closure.
The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on August 20 to host the annual Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT). The in-person event will be conducted with social distancing and other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Two closely related plant diseases — one in corn and the other in dry bean — have followed similar, but somewhat perplexing patterns of appearing, disappearing, and then resurging as a serious threat to crop yield. A UNL researcher looks at factors affecting the cycle and whether it can be predicted.
From dry beans to honey, specialty crops are an important part of Nebraska agriculture. This week USDA awarded nearly $675,000 for projects designed to strengthen the specialty crop industry in Nebraska.
When breeding new lines of dry edible beans, disease resistance, drought tolerance, and plant architecture can be observed in the field, but measuring cooking time is a chore for the laboratory. Cooks prefer varieties that cook in 30-45 minutes.