UC Dry Bean Field Day on August 31, 2021

Aug 16, 2021

UC Dry Bean Field Day on August 31, 2021

Aug 16, 2021

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 downloadable version is available at the bottom of this post.

We are mindful of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and are following safety precautions to keep everyone safe. Therefore, pre-registration for the event is required. There is no registration fee, but the registration survey will help us in the event there is a need for contact tracing. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/ucbean21 to register. Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you later this month.


9:00 am   General Introduction, Paul Gepts, UC Davis

9:10 am   Improving Both Productivity and Nutritional Quality in Beans, Christine Diepenbrock, UC Davis

9:20 am   Garbanzo Drought Tolerance Genetic Study, Claire Spickermann, UC Davis

9:30 am   Applying Novel Sensor Technology to Studying Lygus Interactions in Lima Bean, Kimberly Gibson, UC Davis

9:40 am   Green cotyledon and Growth Vigor Research, Varma Penmetsa, UC Davis

9:50 am   Lima Bean Breeding and Cooperative Dry Bean Nursery, Antonia Palkovic, UC Davis

10:00am  Dry Bean Research Update: Seed Treatments, Plant Growth Regulators, USDA Garbanzo Variety Trials, Rachael Long UC Cooperative Extension

10:15am  Nitrogen Fertility in Common Beans following Whole Orchard Recycling, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UC Cooperative Extension

10:30am  Travel to Agronomy Field Headquarters

10:40am  Release of New Bean Varieties with Heirloom-like Seed Patterns, BCMV Resistance, and Improved Yields, Travis Parker, UC Davis

10:50am  Post-emergence Herbicide Options for Broadleaf Weed Control in Blackeye-beans, Jose Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias, UC Cooperative Extension

11:00am  UC Blackeye Variety Trial Updates, Sarah Light, UC Cooperative Extension and Bao-Lam Huynh, UC Riverside

11:10am  Travel to Campbell Tract Field 

11:20am  Physiological Breeding for Drought Resilience in Common Bean, Tom Buckley, UC Davis

By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
Author - Farm Advisor
By Sarah Light
By Rachael Long

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