Pea Harvest Began Early

Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist;

Pea harvest began around May 15 this year. This is the earliest harvest in recent memory. Early peas under irrigation have exceeded 4000 lbs/a. Areas outside of pivots and without irrigation were hit hard by the early drought this year and are yielding less than 2000 lbs/a. Current weather has been favorable for pea development.