High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 24

High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 24

June 13, 2008

"Knowledge for Better Decisions" is the theme of the 38th annual June Field Day scheduled for June 24 at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. University speakers will provide up-to-date information about:


  • Nitrogen rate and timing in irrigated white wheat
  • Evaluating a new soil-applied herbicide for proso millet
  • What's new in wheat varieties
  • Wheat curl mite movement and spread of wheat streak mosaic
  • Russian wheat aphid-resistant spring barley
  • Wheat diseases


Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., trailers will be loaded and head to the plots. The field day will conclude around noon.


To get to the High Plains Ag Lab, take U.S. 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley), then drive 2 miles west, then 1/2 mile north.

The High Plains Ag Lab, a satellite unit of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, is dedicated to improving profitability for dryland crops and livestock production. It is located on land that was formerly part of the Sioux Army Depot.

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