June Field Days for Field Peas, Pulses, Wheat, Forage and Cover Crops May 16, 2018
View field trials of field peas, winter wheat, lentils, chickpeas, canola, forage crops, and cover crops at seven Nebraska Extension field days this June. The events will provide a diverse learning experience and great networking opportunity for farmers and agribusinesses.
During the field visits participants will be able to learn more about different varieties of wheat, field peas, chickpeas and forages. Depending on the location, field visits will also include demonstrations of other specialty crops (lentils, winter canola, forages, cover crops) and effects that different agronomic practices (planting dates, seeding rates, fertilizer management, etc.) have on crop yield and yield quality.
Besides field visits, the field days will feature indoor sessions with a free lunch, a 30-minute networking session, and brief research updates. Networking sessions will allow participants to meet with seed, processing, and marketing businesses critical to pulse cop industry development in Nebraska. The research updates will include:
- Production and marketing of pulse crops
- Incorporating cover crops in wheat and field pea cropping systems
- Wheat production – management for higher yield and grain protein
Dates and Locations
Detailed field day programs and directions to the research plots are in the flyers for each site:
- May 30 (Wednesday), 6:30 p.m. at Fairbury (See story)
- June 12 (Tuesday), 9 a.m. at the UNL ENREC near Mead (Flyer)
- June 18 (Monday), 9 a.m. near Callaway and at North Platte (UNL WCREC) (Flyer)
- June 19 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. near Grant (UNL Stumpf Wheat Center) (Flyer)
- June 20 (Wednesday), 9 a.m. near Alma and Bladen (Flyer)
- June 21 (Thursday), 8:30 a.m. near Sidney (UNL HPAL) (Flyer)
- June 22 (Friday), near Hemingford (Flyer for Nebraska Panhandle Wheat and Field Pea Tours June 21-22)
Nebraska Field Pea Field Days are free, thanks to sponsorship by the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) in Nebraska, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the pulse crops seed and processing industry. Lunch and refreshments will be served at most locations.
Preregistration is requested for meal counts. Register online or check the flyers for registration information for individual sites.
For more information about field days in eastern Nebraska, contact the Dodge County Extension at at 402-727-2775 or email Extension Educator Nathan Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about field days in west central Nebraska contact the Perkins County Extension Office at 308-352-4340 or email Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic at email@example.com.
For more information on the Nebraska Panhandle field day contact Extension Specialist Dipak Santra at 308-632 1244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org