6 Nebraska Wheat Variety Tours

Wheat field

6 Nebraska Wheat Variety Tours May 10, 2016

Wheat variety field tours will be held at six sites in the Panhandle and west central Nebraska this June.

Panhandle Sites

June 13 (Monday) 6:00 p.m.: Deuel County Rainfed Site
Location: Near Chappell, NE; GPS: N 41.10491W 102.14831      
Directions: From Chappell go east on Hwy 30 for 10 miles, then north on County Rd. 189 for 5.5 miles. Plot is on the west side of the road.

June 14 (Tuesday) 8:00 a.m.:  UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, Cheyenne County Rainfed Site
Location: The HPAL Research Farm, near Sidney, NE GPS: N41.232752 W103.016779            
Directions: From HPAL shop go 0.5 miles east on County Road 32N, then north 0.25 miles on trial road. Plot is on the field 26.

June 14 (Tuesday) 4:00 p.m.: Box Butte County Irrigated Site
Location: Near Hemingford, NE GPS: N 42.20427 W 103.043351                                    
Directions: From Hemingford go north on County Road 70 for 2 mile. Plot is on east side of road.

June 14 (Tuesday) 6:00 p.m.: Box Butte County Rainfed Site
Location: Near Hemingford, NE; GPS: 42°14'54.18"N, 103° 1'8.27"W
Directions: From Hemingford go about 5.5 miles south on Highway 2, ~0.5 miles west on Hall Rd and Hwy 2, which is 2 miles N of Berea.

West Central Sites

June 15 (Wednesday) 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Research Program
Wheat and Field Pea Plot Tour
Location: Near Grant, NE
Tours and talks will include Robert Klein, extension western Nebraska crops specialist, on winter wheat production technology; Stephen Wegulo, extension plant pathologist, on wheat diseases; wheat variety plot tour; extension educator Strahinja Stepanovic on UNL field pea research; farmer panel of field pea producers; and plot tour at Steve Tucker farm with discussion led by Dipak Santra, extension alternative crops breeding specialist. Lunch is included.
Directions: From Grant go one-half mile northeast on County Road 328

June 15 (Wednesday) 5:00 p.m.: Furnas County
Location: Near Beaver City, NE;
Tour begins at 5 p.m. Post-tour program begins at 5:45 at the Community Center in Beaver City.
Tour speakers will include P. Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder, and Stephen Wegulo, extension plant pathologist for wheat.
The program will include keynote Robert Klein, extension western Nebraska crops specialist, on "Managing Resistant Weeds and Post-Harvest Herbicide Treatments" and Todd Whitney, host extension educator, on "Optimum Wheat Production in Cropping Rotations."
Directions: From Beaver City, go  1 mile east on Hwy 89, 2.5 miles north on Road 429,  and 0.5 miles on oad 713, or go 1/2 mile west from the intersection of Road 713 and Road 430. The plot is on the south side of the road.