Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour June 15 near Grant

Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour June 15 near Grant June 3, 2016

Wheat variety plots near Grant 2016
Field pea plots near Venango 2016
The June 15 Wheat and Field Pea Field Day near Grant will feature 49 wheat variety plots and 22 field pea plots for growers to examine, along with presentations and research updates.
A UNL Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, 76029 Rd 329, Grant. The morning program will include featured presentations on wheat and field peas and a wheat plot tour; the field peas plot tour will be in the afternoon.

For more information and to pre-register (by June 13) call the Perkins County Extension Office 308-352-4340 or email Nebraska Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic at sstepanovic2@unl.edu. Also see event brochure. There is no registration fee. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, USDA SARE (Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education), the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Agriforce Seed, Luhrs Certified Seed, and Gavilon Grain LLC.

Presentations and Tours

8:00 a.m. - Registration at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center

8:30 a.m.- Indoor Wheat Session and Nebraska Extension Presenters

  • Winter Wheat Production Technology (Robert Klein)
  • Winter Wheat Disease Update (Stephen Wegulo)
  • Biology-Based Management of Soilborne diseases (Tony Adesemoye)
  • Value of Certified Fungicide-Treated Wheat Seed (Strahinja Stepanovic)
  • Wheat Stem Sawfly Project (Julie Peterson)

9:30 am - Wheat Plot Tour

  • Variety trial - 49 Wheat Varieties (Stephen Baenziger)
  • Seed Source Study – Certified vs Bin-Run Seed

10:30 am - Indoor Field Peas Session

  • Field Peas Rotational Benefits (Strahinja Stepanovic & Julie Peterson)
  • Understanding and Managing Diseases of Pea (Tony Adesemoye)
  • Farmer Panel (Dennis Demmel and Steve Tucker)

12:00 pm Lunch (provided for registrants)

12:45 pm Field Peas Plot Tour at Steve Tucker’s farm, intersection of Hwy 23 and Rd 316 (13 miles west of Grant):

  • Variety Trials — 22 field pea and 5 faba bean varieties
  • PRE Herbicides — 9 herbicides
  • Seeding Rates — 7 seeding rates
  • Seeding Depth — 1-, 2- and 3-inch depths
  • Inoculant — with and without