High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 23

High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 23

May 29, 2009

Wheat production will be the focus of the UNL High Plains Agricultural Labratory Field Day June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will include presentations and plot tours at the facility six miles northwest of Sidney in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Topics and Speakers

  • Nitrogen Management in Irrigated White Wheat, Gary Hergert, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist
  • Performance of Spring Canola, Alexander Pavlista, Extension Crop Physiologist, and Dipak Santra, Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist
  • Feral Rye Control in Clearfield Wheat, Drew Lyon, Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Wheat Varieties, P. Stephen Baenziger, Small Grains Breeder
  • Remote Sensing to Track Wheat Curl Mite Movement and Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Spread, Abby Stilwell, UNL Graduate Student
  • Downy Brome Control in Winter Wheat, Drew Lyon, Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Organic Wheat Variety Evaluation, Dipak Santra, Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist

The High Plains Lab covers 2,400 acres, with one-third in dryland crop rotations and two-thirds in pasture. Each year 50 to 60 research trials are conducted by agricultural scientists based at UNL's Panhandle Research and Extension Center or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Expertise includes agronomy; plant breeding, physiology, pathology; soil fertility; irrigation; entomology; weed science; marketing and economics; and livestock nutrition.