The production of field peas for canning purposes has played an important part in Utah's agriculture, furnishing some of the intensity needed on her small farms. Peas are a crop that can be handled largely with the labor of the operator and his family and has not required any specialized machinery for their production. They are a suitable alfalfa nurse crop and in most areas do not compete greatly with other crops grown for the farmer's time.
Morrison, Earnest M., "Bulletin No. 331 - Cost and Efficiency of Canning Pea Production in Cache and Box Elder Counties, Utah" (1948). UAES Bulletins. Paper 292.