Remember to Register for the UC Dry Bean Field Day

Aug 27, 2021

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 to register. The agenda is pasted below, and a downloadable version is available from the registration page. CCA continuing education credits (2.0) have been approved. Thank you, and we hope to see you next week!


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