Ideal temperatures, good moisture, and low disease pressure were the perfect conditions to achieve high winter wheat yields across much of southwest, west central, and the Panhandle of Nebraska with several counties averaging over 100 bu/ac.
Two- and three-year averages of data from winter wheat variety trials is now available for yield, protein, test weight, and height for rainfed trials in four wheat-growing regions and irrigated trials.
View yield, test weight, height and other harvest data from 15 University of Nebraska-Lincoln winter wheat variety trials conducted across the state. Also review results from triticale and food barley trials.
Wet weather this year made timely herbicide applications in winter wheat difficult, allowing substantial weed populations to get a foothold. The author discusses cultural and chemical options for weed management.
Volunteer wheat can create a "green bridge," providing a route for mites to move to and infest emerging wheat. These mites can then transmit wheat streak mosaic virus, High Plains virus, and Triticum mosaic virus, or all of them to create a complex of infections.
Wheat growth is running 7-10 days behind normal across much of the state, which may push the grain-fill period into some of the hottest days of the wheat season. Delayed development likely helped most wheat escape injury from snow and low temperatures early this week.