To study the effects of several agronomic practices on corn yield in western Nebraska, a strip trial was conducted at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center at Grant during the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons.
Grain sorghum variety testing was conducted at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant this year. The trial of 24 grain sorghum varieties also evaluated the effects of row spacing, comparing 15- and 30-inch rows.
In southwest Nebraska, irrigating corn and soybeans with limited water is challenging due to typically dry weather conditions and high crop water use (i.e., evapotranspiration or ET) in July and August.
Research in southwest Nebraska looks at potential water savings from adding field peas and chickpeas in corn-soybean rotations where irrigation water is limited. Both pea crops efficiently used early-season precipitation for good yields.
Should a Pulse Crops Checkoff be established in Nebraska and, if so, how should it be structured. This report looks at the results of a survey on the topic issued earlier this year to pulse crop growers.