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  • UC Dry Bean Field Day Handouts

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    Last week, the UC Dry Bean Field Day was held on the UC Davis campus. The field day included presentations on dry bean breeding efforts for yield, pest management, and nutritional properties. Other presentations showed how technologies, like drones, can be used to detect drought stress or other...

  • Meeting Announcement: UC Dry Bean Field Day

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    UC Davis and UC Cooperative Extension will host the UC Dry Bean Field Day on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am. The field day will begin at the Campbell Tract on the UC Davis campus, which is a different location from where it has been in recent years. The agenda is...

  • Herbicide Damage to Baby Lima Beans Planted Prior to a Cold Spell

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    Unusual growth patterns were observed in a newly emerging baby lima field in Colusa County that were planted in late April, prior to a cold snap. The grower planted the field into baby limas at 70 lbs of seed per acre. The field was planted on April 28th in 3-4” row spacing at a 1.5 to 1.75...

  • CA Dry Bean Advisory Board Request for Research Proposals - 2022

    The California Dry Bean Advisory Board is requesting applied research proposals for 2022. This commodity-based research request is sponsored by the California Dry Bean Marketing Order, under the guidance of CDFA (CA Dept Food & Ag). The Board has supported applied research by...

  • Remember to Register for the UC Dry Bean Field Day

    We look forward to hosting the UC Dry Bean Field day next Tuesday at UC Davis. This is just a reminder that, due to Covid-19 safety precautions, pre-registration is required. There is no registration fee. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/ucbean21 to register. The agenda is...

  • Using sensors for monitoring lygus bugs and natural enemies in dry beans

    An insect monitoring sensor used for counting Lygus bugs and insect natural enemies in a dry bean field, UC Davis 2021.

    Monitoring insect populations in crop fields is important for managing pests and diseases. Sweep nets have been the main tool for this task but new sensor technology is being developed to conduct continuous real-timing monitoring. This summer, the Gepts Lab at UC Davis is hosting 5 such sensors...

  • UC Dry Bean Field Day on August 31, 2021

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    We are eager to host the UC Dry Bean Field Day once again! Please mark your calendars and join us on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 9:00am to 11:30am at UC Davis. The field day will feature presentations from UC Davis and UC Cooperative Extension researchers. The agenda is below, and a...

  • CA Dry Bean Advisory Board Request for Research Proposals - 2021

    The California Dry Bean Advisory Board is requesting applied research proposals for 2021. This commodity-based research request is sponsored by the California Dry Bean Marketing Order, under the guidance of CDFA (CA Dept Food & Ag). The Board has supported applied research by...

  • Managing root-knot nematodes in crop rotations

    Root-knot nematodes causing galling on tomato roots.

    A question came up about managing root-knot nematodes in processing tomato and lima bean rotations.  Root-knot nematodes are tiny worm-like soil dwelling pests that cause root galling on plant roots, resulting in significant yield and quality losses. Symptoms of severe root-knot infestations...

  • Why Aren't My Crops Drying Down?

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    We cut our blackeye bean (cowpea) research plots at UC Davis almost 3 weeks ago and they're still too green to harvest. If we tried now, the vines would get wrapped around the threshing cylinder.  Several growers in the Sacramento Valley have mentioned that their corn has sat at the same...

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