2021 UNL High Plains Ag Lab Summer Crop Field Day Set for Aug. 10

Grain sorghum
A grain sorghum variety trial will be just one of the stops on the High Plains Ag Lab Field Tour Aug. 10.

2021 UNL High Plains Ag Lab Summer Crop Field Day Set for Aug. 10

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Summer Crops Field Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially sunflowers, proso millet and grain sorghum.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the HPAL machine shop. The field day will include field tours and discussions on:

  • Millet Variety Trials — Dipak Santra, UNL alternative crops breeding specialist
  • Sunflower Planting Date and Population — Cody Creech, UNL dryland cropping systems specialist, and Amanda Easterly, UNL assistant research professor
  • Sunflower Insect Management — Jeff Bradshaw, UNL entomologist 
  • Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trial — Cody Creech and Amanda Easterly 
  • Wheat Variety Testing Results — Cody Creech and Amanda Easterly
  • Ag Econ Update — Jessica Groskopf, UNL regional ag economist
  • Early Weaning Due to Dry Conditions — Karla Wilke, UNL cow-calf and range management specialist

The High Plains Ag Lab is located at 3257 Rd 109, Sidney. To get to the office, take U.S. 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (six miles north of Sidney or seven miles south of Gurley), then drive about two miles west, then ½ mile north. The shop is about one-half mile east of the office.

For questions, contact Cody Creech at 308-632-1266.

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