Cody Creech - Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

Cody Creech

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Twitter: @NE_DrylandCrops
Short, thin wheat stands 2022

Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Will Be Difficult This Year

June 13, 2022
With shorter and thinner wheat this year, weed emergence and growth will be accelerated, making it essential to closely watch for weed developments and spray at the proper time noted on the label to achieve maximum control.

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Virus infected wheat
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)

Results of Not Controlling Volunteer Wheat in Wheat Stubble — Soil Water Loss and Disease

June 29, 2021
Volunteer wheat can provide the summer "green bridge" for the disease wheat streak mosaic and other virus diseases, as well as soil water loss that could translate into a substantial decrease in yields the following year.

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Wheat stem sawfly
An adult wheat stem sawfly in wheat at the High Plains Ag Lab.

Wheat Stem Sawfly Emergence — Field Notes from Early June

June 7, 2021
Recent observations indicate very high populations of wheat stem sawfly in Nebraska wheat fields, with emergence not only from field edges but also deep within fallow fields. Documentation on infestations is encouraged for successful fall sawfly management.

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Extension educators view winter wheat plots
Cody Creech, UNL Dryland Cropping Systems specialist, and Amanda Easterly, assistant professor for Research based at High Plains Ag Lab, view some of the winter wheat variety plots at HPAL.

With Transition to Panhandle, UNL Variety Testing Program Moves Beyond Winter Wheat

April 8, 2021
UNL's variety testing program is expanding research on numerous crops relevant to Nebraska crop producers and food processors.

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combine harvesting crops
Photo credit: Craig Chandler

2020 Corn Hybrid Trial Data Available

October 29, 2020
This year, the Nebraska State Variety Trial team resumed corn hybrid trials. These were planted at four rainfed sites (Saunders, Clay, Perkins, and Cheyenne counties) and two irrigated sites (Clay and Perkins counties).

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chart showing results of wheat trials

Improving Nitrogen Management in Dryland Winter Wheat Production

September 3, 2020
Over the past two years of the study across multiple locations, we found that yield response to applied N rates was evident only in the wet year.

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aerial view of wheat trial field
Figure 1. 2020 Areal image of spring wheat demo plot at Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant, NE.

Spring Wheat Research in Western Nebraska

August 13, 2020
Many farmers view spring wheat as a rotational crop with a purpose to break the weed and pest cycles, build up the residue cover and increase yield of corn the following years.

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Field Days, Wheat Variety Tours in Western Nebraska Will Be Available as Self-guided or Online Events

June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting limits on public face-to-face programs, but Nebraska Extension will sponsor a variety of events in mid-June to share updates on the wheat variety trials and crop and livestock research conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln in western Nebraska.

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