Field Peas

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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Two photos showing carryover injury of atrazine in the fall and mesotrione applied in the spring on field peas
Figure 1. Carryover injury from atrazine (2 lbs/ai per acre applied in the fall) and mesotrione (applied in the spring) on field peas. (Photos by Strahinja Stepanovic)

Field Pea Guide to Herbicide Carryover and Herbicide Efficacy March 21, 2019

When integrating field peas into a crop rotation, herbicide carryover is one of the most important things to consider. This guide can help you plan your herbicide program to avoid potential crop injury due to carryover injury.

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Plots of field peas and chick peas studied as possible alternatives to fallow in more arid production areas.

Research Examines Water Balance of Field Peas, Chickpeas and Soybeans vs Fallow February 21, 2019

This research compared fallow to field peas, chickpeas, and soybeans in terms of water balance, impact on next year’s wheat crop, and profitability. It was conducted near Grant in western Nebraska.

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Field of wheat

Save the Dates: Wheat and Small Grain Field Days January 28, 2019

Dates for the University of Nebraska Wheat and Small Grains Field Days have been set for mid-June in eastern and western Nebraska.

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Double cropping trial near Mead

Double Cropping Field Peas with Cover Crops, Forages, and Short-Season Crops January 9, 2019

Farmers throughout the Corn Belt may want to consider diversifying traditional corn and soybean rotations to increase agronomic sustainability and to spread financial risks associated with low market prices of corn and soybean. An alternative is a more diverse crop rotation using field pea (short-season grain crop) followed by cover crops, forages, or short-season crops (Figure 1).

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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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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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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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