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Soil Temperatures for Planting Blackeye & Large Lima Beans

Figure 1. Bean seeds rotting fromPythium rot infestation.

A grower recently called to ask about the minimum soil temperature for planting blackeye and large lima beans. The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has produced production manuals for both blackeyes and limas. A...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:42 PM
  • Author: Michelle M Leinfelder

No-till Garbanzos : Early-season crop field viewing event

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9:00 – 9:30 AMFive Points Field StationLassen and Oakland Avenues17353 W. Oakland AvenueFive Points, CA 93624 If you missed the field day,you can see a video summary here. Further information is available from Jeff Mitchell at (559) 303-9689...

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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Scouting in Garbanzo Beans

Figure 1. Ascochyta blight on garbanzo bean leaves.

A pest control advisor recently contacted us to ask what pests he should be scouting for in garbanzo beans. His clients had not grown garbanzos in the past but have some acreage this year. Given recent wet weather and relatively mild temperatures,...

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:36 PM
  • Author: Michelle M Leinfelder

CE Specialist in Grain Legumes and Cropping Systems

California agriculture is characterized by being extremely diverse and dynamic. This necessitates expertise and resources to be focused on the evolution of existing cropping systems and evaluation of new crops and legumes (both grain and cover crops)...

Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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Why we need a finger on the pulse of these California crops

Pulses are leguminous crops harvested for the dry see, including dried beans, lentils and peas.

Do you have your “finger on the pulse” of foods that pack a powerful nutritious punch and trending globally? Then you may know that the United Nations has declared 2016 as The International Year of Pulses. But you may not know what pulses are...

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:51 AM
  • Author: Rachael Long
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