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North Dakota Dry Pea Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1469

Dry Pea Variety Trial Results 2013
Dry Pea Variety Trial Results 2013
Field pea fits well into small-grain rotations. The green- and yellow-seeded varieties are used for human consumption as dry split peas. Field peas also are used as protein concentrates for livestock and pigeon feeds. In North Dakota, pea yields are similar to hard red spring wheat yields. Field pea stems grow to a length of 33 to 36 inches, and the plant reaches maximum height at the early pod fill stage. A cool growing season (a mean temperature of 55 to 65 degrees) is necessary for optimum pea yields. Hot weather during flowering may result in a reduced seed set.

Hans Kandel, Kevin McPhee, T. Stefaniak and D. Styczynski (NDSU Main Station);
Blaine Schatz, Steve Zwinger, S. Schaubert and Mike Ostlie (Carrington Research Extension Center);
John Rickertsen and Rick Olson (Hettinger Research Extension Center);
Eric Eriksmoen, Shana Pederson, James Tarasenko and Joe Effertz (North Central Research Extension Center, Minot);
Bryan Hanson and Travis Hakanson (Langdon Research Extension Center);
Jerry Bergman, Diana Amiot, Chelsey Penuel, Tyler Tjelde and Cameron Wahlstrom (Williston Research Extension Center);
and Glenn Martin (Dickinson Research Extension Center).

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