Cody Creech - Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

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New Study Helping to Guide Future Nitrogen Management of Winter Wheat for Grain Yield, Protein, and Bread Quality

October 29, 2019
Preliminary results are in from the first year of a two-year study to evaluate how soil N levels affect protein in Nebraska wheat and to provide data to revise UNL fertility recommendations for dryland wheat.

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Winter wheat field trials conducted at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center in 2018-2019.
Figure 1. Variety trials conducted by UNL in eastern Nebraska are an important process to help guide grower’s variety selection and rate disease susceptibility.

Winter Wheat Varieties for Eastern Nebraska

September 11, 2019
As you select winter wheat varieties for planting, consider these variety and fungicide trial resources specific to growing wheat in eastern Nebraska.

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Winter wheat stubble without a herbicide treatment in the growing crop.

Looking Back on the 2019 Wheat Crop in Western Nebraska

August 30, 2019
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.

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Wheat in an eastern Nebraska variety trial earlier this year. (Photo by Nathan Mueller)

2- and 3-Year Average Winter Wheat Trial Data

August 22, 2019
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.

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Winter wheat variety trials in Saline County (Photo by Randy Pryor)
Winter wheat variety trials in Saline County (Photo by Randy Pryor)

Winter Wheat, Triticale and Barley Variety Tests Now Posted

August 15, 2019
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.

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Washington County Winter Wheat Variety Trial
The Washington County Winter Wheat Variety Trial will be harvested on July 19. (Photos by Nathan Mueller)

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 15-19)

July 17, 2019
From wheat harvest in the Panhandle to parched corn in east-central Nebraska, Extension Educators report on crop conditions in their area.

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Figure 1. Weeds that are cut off with the combine header will need to regrow before they can be controlled.
Figure 1. Weeds that are cut off with the combine header will need to regrow before they can be controlled.

Controlling Weeds Post-Harvest in Winter Wheat

July 12, 2019
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.

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Figure 1. Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well
Figure 1. Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well. (Photo by Gary Hein)

Why Control of Volunteer Wheat is Critical to Protecting 2020 Yields

July 12, 2019
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.

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