Field Peas

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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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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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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Test plots showing sorghum (center) and other crops double-cropped after field peas in Saunders County in eastern Nebraska.

Double Cropping Pulses with Short-Season Crops, Forages, and Cover Crops in Eastern Nebraska September 6, 2018

A research project in eastern Nebraska is evaluating a double crop production system as a potential alternative to the traditional corn/soybean rotation. Following an early season crop of yellow field peas, short-season crops (corn, soybean, grain sorghum, millet and sunflower) and annual forages (forage sorghum and sorghum-Sudangrass) were planted.

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The High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney will be hosting field tours, like the one shown here in 2017, of dryland wheat, field pea, and forage research plots on June 21.
Figure 1. Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping systems specialist, discusses wheat research at the 2017 High Plains Ag Lab Field Day.The High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney will be hosting field tours of dryland wheat, field pea, and forage research plots on June 21.

Dryland Crops Research Tour June 21 at the High Plains Ag Lab June 11, 2018

The High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 21, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages. View field trials and hear reports from researchers.

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