Field Peas

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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June Field Days for Field Peas, Pulses, Wheat, Forage and Cover Crops May 16, 2018

A variety of winter and pulse crops will be featured at a series of seven field days to be held across the state this summer. The crops exhibited and speaker presentations will be customized to local needs.

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If you're planning to add field peas to your crop rotation this year, check out these reports of field research and recommendations from west central Nebraska.

Field Pea Planting and Production Resources March 23, 2018

If you're planning to add field peas to your crop rotation this year, check out these CropWatch articles on field research and production recommendations.

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Figure 1. (left) Carryover injury of atrazine (2 lb ai/ac applied in the fall) and (right) mesotrione (applied in the spring) on field peas.
Figure 1. Carryover injury of atrazine (2 lb ai/ac applied in the fall) and mesotrione (applied in the spring) on field peas.

Field Peas—A Guide to Herbicide Carryover And Herbicide Efficacy February 22, 2018

How to avoid herbicide carryover injury when designing an effective herbicide program for crop rotations integrating field peas.

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