Field Peas

rows of beans
A drone’s eye view of UNL dry bean variety trial plots at the Mitchell Ag Lab north of Scottsbluff.

2020 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results Released

December 16, 2020
Results of the 2020 variety trials for dry edible beans and field peas conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are now available.

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Dipak Santra
Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist, stands in the field pea variety trial plots.

2020 Pea Variety Trial Results Available Online

December 3, 2020
Pea variety trials were conducted at three sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska: Box Butte County near Alliance (28 varieties), Cheyenne County near Sidney (28 varieties), and Perkins County near Venango (33 varieties). Results are now available.

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Main Factors Influencing Yellow Field Pea Protein Content in Nebraska

January 23, 2020
Yellow field peas (Pisum sativum L.) recently gained popularity across Nebraska due to their rotational benefits and increase in consumers' demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products.

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Yield and Water Use of Field Peas and Chickpeas Under Irrigation

November 7, 2019

In southwest Nebraska, irrigating corn and soybeans with limited water is challenging due to typically dry weather conditions and high crop water use (i.e., evapotranspiration or ET) in July and August.

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Irrigated chickpea field, part of study at Grant.

Update: Yield and Water Use of Field Peas and Chickpeas Under Irrigation

November 7, 2019
Research in southwest Nebraska looks at potential water savings from adding field peas and chickpeas in corn-soybean rotations where irrigation water is limited. Both pea crops efficiently used early-season precipitation for good yields.

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Two photos of chickpeas in the field, one grown in no-till (L) and one grown with tillage (R) at Grant in 2018
Figure 1. Comparison of chickpeas grown in no-till (L) and tillage (R) at Grant in 2018

Field Pea and Chickpea Germination and Yield as Affected by Tillage

October 17, 2019
Research conducted with field peas and chickpeas near Grant found that yield increased slightly with the use of tillage; however, tillage was not recommended for dryland and semi-arid conditions.

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Photo of demonstration plot comparing field peas (left) and chickpeas

Study of Wheat Behind Field Peas, Chickpeas, Soybeans and Fallow

October 4, 2019
Field demonstration plots near Grant compare water availability, crop water use efficiency, yield, and other factors when wheat is planted after fallow, field peas, chickpeas, and soybeans.

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Pulse crops

Results from the Nebraska Pulse Crops Checkoff Survey

September 26, 2019
Should a Pulse Crops Checkoff be established in Nebraska and, if so, how should it be structured. This report looks at the results of a survey on the topic issued earlier this year to pulse crop growers.

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