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Dry Bean Production in Nebraska - The Early Years

August 4, 2016
The authors look at the early history of Nebraska's dry bean industry from initial (and low-yielding) production in 1895 to its growth through marketing contracts and new processing facilities in the mid 1930s.

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Annual Nebraska Dry Bean Field Tour Set for Aug. 16

August 3, 2016

The 2016 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for Aug. 16, will be an opportunity to view the latest bean research at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center and hear updates on topics of interest to bean producers.

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Direct harvest of dry edible beans
Direct harvest of dry edible beans

New Extension Resource on Direct Harvesting Dry Edible Beans

June 10, 2016
Nebraska Extension has released a new comprehensive resource on direct harvest of dry edible beans for Nebraska producers.

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Rollins Emerson - Early Dry Bean Researcher in Nebraska

June 3, 2016
Rollins Emerson, who became a world renowned corn geneticist, should first be recognized as the catalyst for developing the Nebraska dry bean industry. This article is one in a series by UNL faculty at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center exploring dry bean and yellow pea production in Nebraska, as part of 2016, the International Year of the Pulses.

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Logo showcasing 2016 International Year of the Pulse

The US Dry Bean Industry Begins in New York

May 27, 2016
While native Americans had been eating dry beans for years, dry beans weren't commercially produced in the US until well into the 19th century. With a boost from Civil War military consumption in the 1860s, the industry grew and developed to become the global food supplier it is today. Nebraska ranks first in the nation in production of dry northern beans and fourth in overall dry bean production.

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UNL dry pea research
UNL dry pea research

New Dry Pea Research Studies to be Conducted in 2016

May 20, 2016
Based on the increase in dry pea acreage throughout western Nebraska, UNL conducted a comprehensive disease survey in 2015 to identify the most prevalent and important disease issues in Nebraska production. The primary problem consistently observed across the region was a bacterial blight complex caused by two distinct, but closely related pathogens: Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi (Psp) and Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (Pss).

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2016 - International Year of Pulses
2016 - International Year of Pulses

Why Nebraskans are Celebrating — 2016 International Year of Pulses

May 10, 2016
Nebraska ranks 1st in the nation in production of great northern beans and 4th in production of all dry edible beans. Read more to learn the impact of pulse crops on western Nebraska's ag economy and their many benefits for human health.

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