Southeast Nebraska Wheat Tour June 27 - UNL CropWatch, June 14, 2013

Southeast Nebraska Wheat Tour June 27 - UNL CropWatch, June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

This year's UNL Southeast Nebraska Winter Wheat Tour will feature 15 varieties and 19 experimentals as well as presentations by UNL wheat experts and a panel of growers.

More UNL Extension Wheat Tours
  • June 25 High Plains Ag Lab, Sidney
  • June 25 Box Butte County, Irrigated and Dryland


The tour, sponsored by UNL Extension, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the UNL wheat variety trial plot hosted by Dennis Broz of Wilber.

Extension Educator and tour host Randy Pryor said speakers will include:

  • Teshome Regassa, UNL extension educator and wheat trial manager, will answer grower questions about the trial.
  • Stephen Baenziger, UNL professor and wheat breeder, will discuss variety options for southeast Nebraska. 
  • Stephen Wegulo, UNL plant pathologist, will give a disease management update for wheat for southeast Nebraska.
  • New this year will be a growers panel with Wayne Brinkmeyer, DeWitt; Robert Rohe, Beatrice; and Mark Knobel, Fairbury. They will share their tips for nutrient management and high yielding wheat.

Pryor said you can count on unbiased, research based information from University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension at field events such as the wheat variety plot tour. Many participants discover new knowledge and ideas and meet other farmers using wheat as a part of their crop rotation.

Kolaches and refreshments will be served, thanks to support from area agribusinesses.

For More Information

See the Wheat Plot Tour flyer or contact Pryor at the UNL Extension Office n Saline County at 402-821-2151 or e-mail

Directions: Plot location: Go seven miles west of Wilber on Highway 41, then go one mile south on County Road 1500, turn right (or west) on County Road Q, proceed 0.2 mile. The field is on the south side of the road.

Rain Date. In the case of a storm or rain, the meeting will start at the Saline County Extension office meeting room in Wilber at 306 West 3rd St.

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