UNL High Plains Ag Lab to Host Field Day June 21 June 7, 2017
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea, winter wheat, and forages.
Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at the High Plains Ag Lab shop. Tour trailers will depart for the field at 8:30 a.m. Following the field tours, lunch will be served. Tour topics and speakers include:
- Wheat Population/Planting Date — Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping systems specialist, and Tyler Taylor, grad student)
- Gibberellic Acid to Enhance Wheat — Cody Creech
- Wheat Fungicide Application Timing — Cody Creech and Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist
- Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus — Gary Hein, director, UNL Doctor of Plant Health Program
- Wheat Stem Sawfly Update — Jeff Bradshaw, Nebraska Extension entomology specialist
- Field Pea Herbicide Trials — Cody Creech
- Grazing Annual Forages — Mitch Stephenson, Nebraska Extension forage and range management specialist
- Field Pea Variety Trial — Dipak Santra, Nebraska Extension alternative crops breeding specialist
- Field Pea in Cattle Diets — Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension Cow-Calf and Range Management Specialist
- Wheat Breeding and Variety Testing — Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeder and professor
To get to the High Plains Ag Lab office, take U.S. 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley), then drive about 2 miles west, then ½ mile north. The shop is about one-half mile east of the office.