Variety Testing

Extension educators view winter wheat plots
Cody Creech, UNL Dryland Cropping Systems specialist, and Amanda Easterly, assistant professor for Research based at High Plains Ag Lab, view some of the winter wheat variety plots at HPAL.

With Transition to Panhandle, UNL Variety Testing Program Moves Beyond Winter Wheat

April 8, 2021
UNL's variety testing program is expanding research on numerous crops relevant to Nebraska crop producers and food processors.

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Dipak Santra
Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist, stands in the field pea variety trial plots.

2020 Pea Variety Trial Results Available Online

December 3, 2020
Pea variety trials were conducted at three sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska: Box Butte County near Alliance (28 varieties), Cheyenne County near Sidney (28 varieties), and Perkins County near Venango (33 varieties). Results are now available.

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combine harvesting crops
Photo credit: Craig Chandler

2020 Corn Hybrid Trial Data Available

October 29, 2020
This year, the Nebraska State Variety Trial team resumed corn hybrid trials. These were planted at four rainfed sites (Saunders, Clay, Perkins, and Cheyenne counties) and two irrigated sites (Clay and Perkins counties).

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Field pea variety trial plot in Lincoln County, summer 2019.
A field pea variety trial plot in Lincoln County, summer 2019.

2019 Field Pea Variety Trial Results Available On-Line

December 12, 2019
Results of the 2019 variety trials for field peas have been posted to CropWatch. While there were some high yields, all the trials faced challenges from the weather, ranging from heavy rains during the preferred planting period to a tornado.

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Field of sorghum

Variety Test Plot Results from Nebraska Sorghum Growers

December 6, 2019
Results from the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers variety test show yields ranging from 87.23 to 129.75 bu/ac. Mike Baker, chair of the Nebraska Sorghum Board, conducted the trial and discusses this year's conditions.

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Winter wheat variety trials in Saline County (Photo by Randy Pryor)
Winter wheat variety trials in Saline County (Photo by Randy Pryor)

Winter Wheat, Triticale and Barley Variety Tests Now Posted

August 15, 2019
View yield, test weight, height and other harvest data from 15 University of Nebraska-Lincoln winter wheat variety trials conducted across the state. Also review results from triticale and food barley trials.

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UNL winter wheat variety trial in a farmer field
Figure 1. University variety trials conducted in a farmer's field with farmer practices in Jefferson County in southeast Nebraska. (Photos by Teshome Regassa)

2017 Nebraska Winter Wheat Variety Testing and Overall Results

August 28, 2017
Results from 2017 winter wheat trials and how to use them to select the best matched varieties for your farm. Includes a table of leading wheat varieties and their performance and rank by region.

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