UNL High Plains Ag Lab to Host Field Day June 21

Figure 1. Nebraska Extension Specialist Dipak Santra describes field pea variety trials at the High Plains Ag Lab Field Day in 2016. This year's event will include similar field tours of research trials.rs June 21.

UNL High Plains Ag Lab to Host Field Day June 21

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.