Prepping field for Dry Bean planting
Cody Kaarstad, a research technician in the dry edible bean department, said the rain has affected their planting.
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- [00:00:00.000]Throughout the spring farmers have been planting
- [00:00:02.352]in the field in-between the storms and rain showers.
- [00:00:04.810]At the UNL Panhandle Research Ext and Educ Center in Scottsbluff,
- [00:00:09.268]one of the final crops to get planted were the dry edible beans.
- [00:00:12.780]Cody Kaarstad, a research technician in the dry edible bean department,
- [00:00:16.825]said the rain has affected their planting
- [00:00:19.414]I think the rain put us just a couple days behind
- [00:00:23.183]Most everybody else seems to have some of their beans in
- [00:00:26.433]but we're going to get them in pretty quick
- [00:00:29.488]we also have other fields up in the Mitchell station. Those haven't been prepped yet
- [00:00:33.309]So I think we're okay on time. I think we're about average for - for research
- [00:00:37.478]Everybody else on the big farms probably have theirs in already.
- [00:00:41.659]Another difference in planting time is how
- [00:00:44.275]they plant dry beans for research.
- [00:00:46.090]Well, we do it this way to ensure we have perfect
- [00:00:51.343]measurements for our small plots. You know, our data comes from
- [00:00:53.747]very specific size of plots. Farmers, they can figure out their yield based off their
- [00:00:59.654]square acres and we translate these little plots into
- [00:01:04.907]large farmer based data, ya know square acres
- [00:01:09.126]Kaarstad said the 25-foot plots take them about
- [00:01:12.383]four hours and the 15-foot plots take about six hours.
- [00:01:16.129]The varieties will include pinto, great northerns ,
- [00:01:18.579]yellow, light and dark kidneys, cranberries, and a few others.
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