Stateline Coop Offering Yellow Pea Field Tour

Stateline Producers Cooperative is offering yellow pea field tours in the panhandle The tours will be offered Monday and Tuesday around Scotts Bluff and Banner Counties,along with near Alliance and Sidney. In a interview with KNEB/Rural Radio Network Stateline Coop Field Specialist Dave Dietrich says the tour provides a tour of area irrigated and dryland fields.

Despite being planted in dry ground in March, followed by snow, snow, feezing temperatures and now heat, the crop faired well. Dietrich says the cold weather in April and May didn't set back the crop.

With limited research on yellow peas, Stateline Coop is bringing in Byron Lannoye, General Manager from Pulse USA for the area tour. Lanoy is a farmer from North Dakota who has around 15 years experience in growing yellow peas. Dietrich says he has a vast amount of knowledge and experience of all aspects of production from fungicides to irrigation.

Yellow pea harvest will begin in mid July. The Stateline Yellow Pea field tours are open to anyone who wants to learn about yellow peas is welcomed to come to the event.

Visit for more info or call Courtney 308-225-1775

Monday, June 17th - 8:00 am - Scotts Bluff County

Start at Carl Thomas Field - On the East side of Morrill, turn North on Liberty Oil Road, in 1.5 miles turn East on CR B, in 1 mile turn North on CR 10, field is in 1/2 mile on the West side of the road. Other Stops on this Tour - J. Jenkins Farms, Kister Farms

Monday, June 17th - 1:00 pm - Alliance, NE

Start at Watson Brothers Farm - 1561 CR 61 Alliance - North of Alliance 10 miles on 385, East on Jefferson Road 4 miles to CR 61, North 1/2 mile. Other stops on this tour - Marvin Ackerman, Green Acres, Steve & Trent Benzel, Diamond Hill Farms

Tuesday, June 18th - 8:00 am - Banner County

Start at Gifford Circle Diamond Ranch Field - South of Gering on Highway 71 to mile marker 43 on West side of road (2 miles south of 88 West). Other Stops on this Tour - Jim Stauffer, John Jones, Four Lazy H, Larry Pahl, Olson Ranches, others as time allows

Tuesday, June 18th - 1:00 pm - Sidney, NE

Start at High Plains Ag Lab - 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley), then drive about 2 miles west, then 1/2 mile north. Other Stops on this tour - Roland Rushman, Pat & Mark Ernest.

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