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Department of Agronomy

Kansas State University

1712 Claflin Rd.

2004 Throckmorton PSC

Manhatan, KS 66506



Extension Agronomy

Field Pea Production Workshop, Nov. 4 in Culbertson, Neb.

A Field Pea Production Workshop will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 in Culbertson, Neb., at the Ag Complex Building on Railroad Street. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The workshop will end at 3 p.m.

The workshop is hosted by K-State Research and Extension, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Colorado State University Extension, the University of Wyoming, and USDA-SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education).

The agenda:

8:30 a.m.: Welcome and registration

9-9:30 a.m.: Market updates and sponsor/exhibitor updates

Ben Dutton – Data and trends that favor the production of field peas

9:30-10:45 a.m.: Why grow field peas?

                Strahinja Stepanovic – Outline and rationale

                Rodrigo Werle – Soil nutrients, microbial activity, and soil infiltration

                Julie Peterson – Beneficial insects

                Tony Adesemoye – Beneficial microbes and diseases to watch for

                Chuck Burr and Daran Rudnick – Water use, yield, yield quality, and economics

                Lucas Haag – Field pea as a fallow alternative

Break: Sponsors/exhibitors

11 a.m.-Noon: Growing peas, Part 1

                Dipak Santra – Field pea varieties for Nebraska

                Lucas Haag – Kansas variety testing and seeding rate studies

                Rodrigo and Strahinja – Seeding rates, seeding depth, and inoculants

                Cody Creech – Herbicide options in field peas

Lunch: Nutrition facts about peas

12:45-2 p.m.: Growing peas, Part 2

                Ron Meyer – Peas grown for forage

                Carrie Ann Eberle – Winter pea performance in Wyoming

                Farmer panel

2-3 p.m.: Hands-on exercise

                Matt Stockton – Selecting the most profitable crop rotation


Registration is free. Participants should register by Oct. 30. Call Nebraska Extension, Hitchcock County at 308-334-5666 or email Strahinja Stepanovic, sstepanovic2@unl.edu

Online registration is available at:

Sponsors include Great Northern Ag, Pulse USA, Gavilon, AgriForce Seed, Prairie Sky Seed, Luhrs Certified Seed, Green Cover Seed, and Arrow Seed. 

For more information, contact Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist at lhaag@ksu.edu


Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist