2014 Nebraska Wheat Tours

2014 Nebraska Wheat Tours


UNL wheat plot three miles west of Beaver City.

 

A slate of winter wheat plot tours this June will feature field comparisons and talks by specialists in wheat breeding, soil nutrients, and pest management. Varieties planted vary by site.

For locations of all UNL wheat trials see this map or visit this interactive google map with more information on each site.

West Central Tour

June 17, 7:30 a.m., Arapahoe Community Center

Speakers: Greg Kruger, UNL extension crops specialist; Tim Shaver, extension soils specialist; Stephen Wegulo, extension plant pathologist; Steve Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder; and Noel Mues, extension educator. For more information contact Greg Kruger at 308-696-6715

Panhandle Tours

For more information call Dipak Santra at 308-632-1244 or Vernon Florke at 308-249-3161.

June 18, 10 a.m., Nebraska-Wyoming State Line
Directions: From Lyman, Neb., drive 2 miles south on Co Rd 2 to Co Rd J; then 0.5 miles west to Rd 63; then 7 miles south to WY Rd 32. Plots are west .75 miles on south side of road. From Hawk Springs, Wyo., drive 10 mi east on Co Rd 32.
For more information: Jerry Nachtman, University of Wyoming research associate, at 307-575-1731.

June 18, 6 p.m., Deuel County
Speakers: Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder; Justin McMechan, UNL entomology; Melissa Evans, extension educator; and Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeder
Directions: From Highway 30 and Wheatland Dr. on the west edge of Chappell, drive north 9 miles on Rd 165. Plot is on east side of road.

June 19, 9 a.m., High Plains Ag Lab
This is part of a larger Ag Lab Field Day at the HPAL and includes a meal.

Speakers: Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder; Justin McMechan and Jeff Bradshaw, UNL entomologists; Karen DeBoer, extension educator; Gary Hergert, extension soil scientist; Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeder.
Directions: From HPAL office, drive 0.5 miles east on Cr. Rd. 32N, then north 0.25 miles on trial road. Plot is on the north edge of field 25.

June 19, 4 p.m., Box Butte County Irrigated
Speakers: Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder; Justin McMechan, UNL graduate student, entomology; Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeder; and John Thomas, extension educator.
Directions: From Hemingford, drive 0.5 mile straight north on CR
70 (oil road). Plots are on the east side of the road.

June 19, 6 p.m., Box Butte County Dryland
Speakers: Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder; Justin McMechan, UNL graduate student, entomology; Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeder; and John Thomas, extension educator.
Directions: From Hemingford, drive about 5.5 miles south on Highway 2, about 0.5 miles west on Hall Rd, turn south on Rd. 67. Plots are ¼ mile south on Rd. 67 from Hall Rd & Rd 67 intersection.

June 20, 10 a.m., Dawes County
Speakers: Stephen Baenziger, wheat breeder; Justin McMechan, UNL graduate student, entomology; and Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeder.
Directions: From Chadron, drive 4 miles east on Highway 20. Plots are on south side.

Eastern Nebraska Wheat Tour

For information on the June 12 Nebraska Wheat Tour near Wilber, see this CropWatch article.