UNL Field Pea Variety Trial Field Days Scheduled for June 15-16 in Alliance, Sidney, Grant

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UNL Field Pea Variety Trial Field Days Scheduled for June 15-16 in Alliance, Sidney, Grant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln field pea variety trial plot tours are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15 and 16 at Alliance, Sidney and Grant.

The tours provide an opportunity for farmers and others to learn more about new varieties and other topics relevant to wheat and pea.

Pea variety trials are being conducted at three sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska: Box Butte County near Alliance (20 varieties), Cheyenne County near Sidney (20 varieties), and Perkins County near Venango (26 varieties). Each site was dryland. Field pea varieties were provided by four commercial seed companies: Meridian Seeds (five varieties), Pulse USA (five), ProGene Plant Research (six), Valesco Genetics (eight) and ND Crop Improvement (two). All but eight, which were green, were yellow field peas.

Speakers from UNL and seed companies will speak during the tours.

June 15, Alliance — 9 a.m., Mark Watson Farm. Directions: From Alliance, 14 miles north on Hwy 87, west 0.25 miles on CR Gage, plot is on the north side of the road

June 15, Sidney — 3 p.m., High Plains Ag Lab, Sidney: Directions: From Sidney, head north on Hwy 385 and turn west on Rd 32 (at the Huntsman Elevator). Turn north on Rd 111 and in 1/3 mile head west on Rd 32N, which will loop slightly. Meet at shop on 32N and park on north side of road.

June 16, Grant  9 a.m. at Steve Tucker farm. Directions: From Brandon, Nebraska, two miles southwest on Hwy 23, one mile north on CR 316, plot is on the west side of the road.

“We appreciate the generosity of the cooperative growers,” Santra said.

For more information, call Santra at 308-632-1244 or 308-765-2324 (cell) or UNL Research Technician Vernon Florke at 308-249-3161.