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J.W. Gonzales, D.P. Coyne, D.T. Lindgren, D. Schaaf, and K. M. Eskridge

. 20-036 and 20-042. We acknowledge financial support from the Title XII Bean/Cowpea CRSP (AID contract DNA-1310-6-55-6008-00), the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission, and the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association. We appreciate the assistance of technicians

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D.P. Coyne, D.S. Nuland, D.T. Lindgren, and J.R. Steadman

Published as paper no. 10331, Journal Series, Nebraska Agricultural Research Division. Research was conducted under Projects 20-036 and 20-042. We acknowledge financial support for the development of this cultivar from the Nebraska Dry Bean

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D.P. Coyne, J.R. Steadman, D.T. Lindgren, and D.S. Nuland

development of this cultivar from the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission, Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Assn., the Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Assn., and the Title XII Bean/CowPea CRSP (AID Contract no. DAN-1310-G-SS-6008-00). We appreciate the technical advice and

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D. P. Coyne, J. R. Steadman, David S. Nuland, and Cheryl L. Campbell

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‘Monument’, a small, white dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) has been released to fulfill a need in western Nebraska for a cultivar maturing earlier than small, white ‘Aurora’, thereby reducing the risk of freeze damage in early fall frosts, and having an upright plant habit and less dense canopy, facilitating harvesting and reducing white mold disease (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary) (1, 2). The new cultivar is named in honor of the Scottsbluff National Monument, a historic site along the Oregon Trail, which is near the center of the Nebraska bean growing area in the North Platte Valley.

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Sindynara Ferreira, Luiz Antonio A. Gomes, Wilson Roberto Maluf, Vicente Paulo Campos, José Luiz S. de Carvalho Filho, and Daniela Costa Santos

Snap beans belong to the same botanical species as the dry beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and are among the 10 most widely grown vegetable crops in Brazil, where their production is predominantly based on small farming ( Peixoto et al., 2001

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Hannah R. Swegarden, Craig C. Sheaffer, and Thomas E. Michaels

In response to consumer demand, land dedicated to certified organic dry bean ( P. vulgaris L.) production nearly quadrupled in Minnesota between 2008 (241 ha) and 2011 (1011 ha) ( Greene et al., 2009 ; Greene, 2013 ; USDA, 2011a ). A similar

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Kyle M. VandenLangenberg, Paul C. Bethke, and James Nienhuis

and Hopp, 1961 ). In general, if sweetness is perceived in a vegetable, even mildly, it may be enough to encourage consumption ( Dinehart et al., 2006 ). Sensory panelists, who preferred dry bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and edamame [ Glycine max (L

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Christina H. Hagerty, Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos, Perry Cregan, Qijian Song, Phil McClean, and James R. Myers

from dry bean. The most important traits in snap bean include reduced pod wall fiber, absence of pod suture strings, and thickened, succulent pod walls. Unlike dry bean pods, snap bean pods have been selected for round pod cross-section and long

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David Nuland, R.G. Taylor, and Robert Hawley

A multiple regression model was developed to predict dry bean yields for the dry bean-growing region of western Nebraska. Within the context of the dry bean phenological growth stages, the model assesses the significance and magnitude of weather, climatic and irrigation disasters, and technology. Yield data was taken from four western Nebraska counties (Box Butte, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, and Sheridan) for 1940 to the present. Weather data used to predict yield were daily maximum and minimum temperatures and precipitation from a single weather station in each respective county. Farmers and industry personnel in each county provided historical recollections of years when county-wide disaster events occurred, such as hail and early frost. Four 21-day growth stages were defined as: emergence and stand establishment, rapid vegetative growth, flowering and pod development, and pod fill and maturation. The model predicts current season yields at the end of each growth stage as the season progresses. In 1995, the model predicted a yield of 1731 lb/A—3% below the final USDA estimate for Scott Bluff county. The 1996 predicted value is for 2162 lbs/A—the fifth largest in history. Providing accurate real-time yield predictions assess which weather-related factors are significant, and ranks the relative impacts of weather effects on dry bean yields. Technological progress in yield can also be measured. This information aids farmers in the selection of varieties and management practices that reduce yield losses, predicts regional crop production for agribusiness planning, and provides plant breeders the guidelines for variety development.

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D.P. Coyne, J. Gonzales, J. Reiser, Lisa Sutton, D.S. Nuland, Clay Carlson, D.T. Lindgren, J.R. Steadman, D.W. Smith, J. Schild, J.R. Stavely, and P. Miklas

Bean Commission, Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association, and the Title XII Bean/Cowpea (AID Contract No. DAN-1310-G-SS-6008-00). We also appreciate technical advice and help from Dr. Anne Vidaver, Dr. Eric Kerr, Patricia Lambrecht, and Don Schaaf, Univ