UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 20

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 20

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages.

The field day will consist of a three-part tour. The first field tour will focus on field peas. The second part of the field tour will showcase wheat research. Then, an indoor session prior to lunch will include updates on wheat fertility trials, entomology topics, annual forages, pasture research, and market information.

Attendees can attend any of the tours without missing any topics. The event will conclude with lunch by mid-day.

The indoor session will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the HPAL shop. Tour topics and speakers include:

Field Peas and Grazing Plot Tour (8:30 a.m.)

Registration, coffee and rolls, and a welcome are scheduled for 7:45 a.m. The tour trailer will depart at 8:30 a.m. Speaker topics:

  • Field pea varieties with Dipak Santra, UNL alternative crops breeding specialist
  • Pea populations and planting dates with Samuel Koeshall, UNL Graduate Research Assistant

Wheat Tour (9:30 a.m.)

For those attending only the wheat tour, registration, rolls and a welcome start at 8:45 a.m. The tour trailer will depart at 9:30 a.m. and join up with the pea and grazing tour.

  • CoAxium Wheat Production System and Aggressor Herbicide with Cody Creech, UNL dryland cropping systems specialist, and Chad Shelton, Albaugh, LLC
  • Summary of Wheat Plant Date and Population Trial with Cody Creech and Amanda Easterly, HPAL research lab manager
  • Wheat Variety Tour with Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeding specialist

Indoor Session (11:30 a.m.)

Topics will include:

  • Wheat Fertility with Bijesh Maharjan, soil and nutrient management specialist
  • Entomology Update with Jeff Bradshaw, entomologist
  • Annual Forages with Mitch Stephenson, forage and range management specialist
  • Pasture Research with Karla Jenkins, cow-calf specialist
  • Market update with Jessica Groskopf, economics educator)


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.

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