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UC Dry Bean Field Day

Blackeye, garbanzo and lima bean growers are invited to a free field day held by the UC Cooperative Extension at UC Davis. From new varieties, to IPM and nutrient management, it will be a full program. See the agenda below for more details, and register for the field day HERE. For more information, please contact UCCE farm advisors: (mmleinfeldermiles@ucanr.edu), Sarah Light …

New CA Blackeye Varieties Show Resistance to Cowpea Aphid

Field trials in the Central Valley with two new varieties of blackeye beans, CB74 and CB77, show impressive resistance to cowpea aphids compared to standard CB46, CB5, and CB50 lines. Four varieties of blackeyes including CB46, CB77, CB74, and CB5 were seeded into a blackeye CB50 field, in single lines on 30-inch beds in the Sacramento Valley in May 2020 …

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