Panhandle Perspectives: 2021 Nebraska dry edible bean trial results on CropWatch website

Carlos Urrea
Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Carlos Urrea and his crew worked both outside and indoors to carry out variety trials in 2021. LEFT PHOTO: Barbara Pieper (foreground), Aymslee Mathis, and Karrisa Neal, summer interns, at work in the greenhouse scouting and clipping young bean plants. RIGHT PHOTO: Urrea checks variety plots at the Mitchell Ag Lab in mid-summer 2021.

January 6, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Results of the 2021 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website.

The direct link for variety trial results for dry beans (as well as other crops such as field pea, millet, sunflowers and oats) is Or, navigate to the Other Crop Variety Trials page for the main CropWatch page ( by clicking on these links: management > variety testing > other crops. 

Results for the most recent three years are listed on that page. In addition, older variety trial results are archived on a separate page which is linked to the current variety-trial page.

The dry bean report includes a description and summary of the trials, and tables that list yield adjusted at 14 percent moisture, test weight, and other data for each variety within the market classes. In addition, the report includes detailed information about plot management, such as planting dates, seeding rates, herbicide treatments, row width, irrigation, and harvest dates.

A total of 10 trials were conducted at the two locations: two plots each of Great Northern (20 entries), pinto (40 entries), light red kidney (15 entries), black beans (14), and navy (12).

Results were compiled by Urrea. He also acknowledged Panhandle Center Farm Manager Gene Kizzire and his team and the summer crew for help with agronomic management, and thanked the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission for its financial support.