While final USDA yield numbers aren't in yet, it looks like 2017 wheat yields could rival the 2016 yields in portions of eastern Nebraska, based on state variety trials and extension educator reports. See the breakdowns by district.
The winter wheat varieties planted in eastern Nebraska today can yield upward of 140 bu/ac under good management and weather. If you haven't planted wheat in several years, consider today's advanced genetics and these other benefits from integrating wheat into your rotation.
Growers and agribusiness can examine crops (and crop injury) from early vegetative stages to maturity, discuss their findings with a team of crop and pest scientists, and learn the latest research and recommendations across a spectrum of production topics.
Get hands-on training on soil health, precision agriculture, soybean production and corn production at this year's Nebraska Extension Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinics. The four all-day learning events will include field demos and training, research updates, and opportunities to discuss topics with key experts.
The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), representing 53 counties and multiple research and extension facilities, will be hosting its first open house Thursday, June 29 at the former ARDC near Mead.
Growers and industry representatives wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s Field Crop Scout Training May 10 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, formerly the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.