UNL Variety Testing Program Mission & Purpose
- To serve Nebraska farmers by providing the best available information and tools to select the best performing hybrid/variety to grow under sustainable levels of management inputs and greater margin of profit.
- Contribute to the efforts of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in solving the agricultural problems of Nebraska through research and outreach.
- Promote efficient crop production, water and natural resource conservation.
The need of Nebraska farmers (producers) with regard to hybrid/variety is to identify the best variety or hybrid for their individual operation. To address this need the Variety Testing Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln conducts extensive hybrid and variety testing on:
- proso millet, and
- brown mustard
- einkorn wheat
- spelt, and
The data collected from the variety trials are made available to producers through published reports as well as through the Variety Testing Web site.
Varieties/hybrids are compared across years and location when possible.