2021 Dry Edible Bean Day set for Feb. 10, virtual event

The 2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will be a virtual event this February, featuring the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association’s annual meeting and updates on bean-related research in Nebraska.

Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, on the Zoom webinar platform. To receive the Zoom address, contact the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association at 308-633-1387 or email, nebeangrower@allophone.com.

NDBGA business will include a welcome from NDBGA President Dan Hinman, financial reports, announcement of scholarship winner, and board elections. Four positions on the NDBGA board are up for election; additional nominations and voting will be conducted online on Zoom. Growers who are interested in being nominated for these vacancies should contact the NDBGA office at 308-633-1387.

UNL specialists and educators will present report on their research programs conducted at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. They include:

  • Welcome from Interim Director Jeff Bradshaw
  • Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Carlos Urrea, UNL Dry Bean Releases
  • Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw, Western Bean Cutworm – Update from 2020
  • Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist Bijesh Maharjan, Optimized Nitrogen Management for Dry Bean Production
  • Water and Irrigation Management Specialist Xin Qiao, Irrigation Management of Dry Edible Beans
  • Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence, Managing Palmer amaranth in Dry Bean
  • Plant Pathologist Bob Harveson, Diseases in Nebraska Pulse Crops
  • Extension Educator John Thomas, Dry Edible Bean Population and Inoculant Studies 2020
  • Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf, Ag Economics Update

For more information check the NDBGA Association website at www.beangrower.com