High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 23
May 29, 2009Wheat 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.