Variety Trials

Spring pea field
Spring pea trials at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney, Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Results for 2023 Nebraska Pea Variety Testing Released

September 21, 2023
The 2023 trials included an assortment of winter and spring peas from ProGene, Meridian Seeds, Seed Ranch and Valesco Genetics.

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Wheat plot tour participants in field
Growers and extension faculty walk through wheat plots at the 2023 High Plains Ag Lab tour in Sidney, Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Nebraska Extension Aids Growers with Studies on Wheat Planting Varieties

August 24, 2023
Extension insights on 2023 wheat production after varying degrees of rain and drought caused challenges for varieties throughout Nebraska, and tips on how to prepare for 2024.

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Wheat variety tour attendees in field
One of the wheat field tour stops in 2022 at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Wheat Variety Trial Field Tours Across Nebraska in June

May 25, 2023
Field day participants will get the chance to tour varieties of winter wheat, spring wheat and spring peas on dryland and irrigated plots in six locations spanning Perkins to Banner County.

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Research team gather samples in field
Graduate students Grace Emperatriz Pacheco Jiron (left), Bridget McKinley, and Vesh R. Thapa, UNL postdoctoral research associate, gather forage samples at PREEC cover crop plots. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Cover Crop Initiative Project has First Field Day in Western Nebraska

May 25, 2023
The project is a four-year collaboration between UNL and NRCS to identify the best-suited cover crop species and varieties for unique eco-regions across the state of Nebraska.

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Jerry oat cover crop

Evaluation of Diverse Cover Crops Across Nebraska: Findings from Spring-planted Cover Crops in 2022

February 23, 2023
Results from 2022 variety trial research conducted on numerous cover crop species at five UNL research stations across Nebraska.

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Dry beans after slow-darkening test

2022 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results Available

January 12, 2023
The dry bean report includes a description and summary of the trials, and tables that list yield, 100 seed-weight and test weight adjusted at 14% moisture, and other phenological data for each variety.

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Fall Seed Guide cover

Fall 2022 Seed Guide Available

September 1, 2022
The 2022 Fall Seed Guide includes details on yield, protein, test weight, ratings for disease characteristics, location summaries and weather information from this year's winter wheat trials.

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Field peas
The plot tours will be conducted at three sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska, featuring numerous varieties of green and yellow peas from Meridian Seeds, Pulse USA, ProGene Plant Research, Valesco Genetics and ND Crop Improvement. (CropWatch file photo)

UNL Field Pea Variety Trial Field Days Scheduled for June 20-22 in Grant, Sidney

June 8, 2022
The plot tours will feature numerous varieties of green and yellow peas from Meridian Seeds, Pulse USA, ProGene Plant Research, Valesco Genetics and ND Crop Improvement.

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