Plant Breeding

Wheat variety trial plots
For producers who are unable to attend the Wheat Variety Tour dates this year, demonstration plots will be labeled approximately a week before the scheduled tour and remain in place until harvest.

UNL Wheat Variety Tour Coming to Grant June 12

June 7, 2024
The next stop for the 2024 UNL Wheat Variety Tour will be the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Research Center in Grant, featuring research updates on wheat stem sawfly, winter peas, water stress-tolerant wheat hybrids and more.

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People standing in wheat field
Growers and extension educators at a wheat plot at last year’s HPAL Wheat Variety Tour. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

UNL Schedules 2024 Wheat Variety Tours

April 4, 2024
During each of the eight tours across Nebraska in June, members of the UNL wheat research team and seed industry partners will share insights on varieties and answer questions about variety selection, production and pest/disease concerns.

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Jill O'Donnell on live RFD-TV segment

O’Donnell Talks Ag Innovation With RFD-TV

February 16, 2024
Jill O’Donnell, director of the Clayton Yeutter Institute on International Trade and Finance, recently appeared on RFD-TV to discuss how gene editing technologies can boost ag innovation.

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Millet field
The 2023 International Millets Conference theme is “Promoting Millets through Interdisciplinary Research: New Varieties and New Markets for a Better Tomorrow.”

International Millets Conference on Aug. 1-3 in Gering

July 26, 2023
This year's conference will feature presentations from High Plains millets producers, representatives from state government and the U.S. millets industries, millets breeders and agronomists, grain handlers and processors, and more.

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Grain truck in field
NU Horizon Genetics now supplies UNL-developed small-grain seed varieties. (IANR News image)

NU Horizon Genetics Now Supplies UNL-developed Small-grain Seed Varieties

July 13, 2023
NU Horizon Genetics will promote, market and commercialize the certified seed of wheat, barley and triticale varieties developed by UNL, including the recently released irrigated wheat variety Epoch.

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Farmers in field
Farmers participate in a wheat variety field day at the university’s High Plains Agricultural Lab in Sidney in 2022. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Husker Wheat Research Focuses on Partnerships, Interdisciplinary Collaboration

July 5, 2023
University of Nebraska personnel across all ag-related disciplines are continuing a rich, successful tradition of collaboration with Nebraska wheat growers to bolster crop productivity and enhance disease resistance.

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Zambia research team members Kamfwa and Hamabwe

UNL Bean Breeder Collaborates on Bean Project in Zambia

June 15, 2023
UNL's Carlos Urrea has been assisting with ongoing research efforts to develop dry bean resistance to the bruchid beetle — a storage pest of dry beans — for growers in southern Africa.

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Workshop poster

Hybrid Breeding Workshop begins Aug. 10

June 22, 2021
The in-person and online workshop will focus on decisions that must be made when managing a breeding pipeline that results in the release or commercialization of a hybrid cultivar. 

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