Wheat field day attendees
Figure 1. A wheat field day at the High Plains Ag Lab in Cheyenne County on June 15.

Wheat Disease Update

June 18, 2021
The majority of fields visited in southern Nebraska this week had only trace levels of Fusarium head blight, but moderate to high levels of FHB were observed in susceptible varieties in a state variety trial in Red Willow County.

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Wheat field

Small Grains Improvement Team Releases Two New Winter Wheat Varieties

June 8, 2021
Two promising new winter wheat varieties — a hard white winter wheat and a hard red winter wheat — could be available for planting in growers’ fields as early as fall 2021.

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Wheat stem sawfly
An adult wheat stem sawfly in wheat at the High Plains Ag Lab.

Wheat Stem Sawfly Emergence — Field Notes from Early June

June 7, 2021
Recent observations indicate very high populations of wheat stem sawfly in Nebraska wheat fields, with emergence not only from field edges but also deep within fallow fields. Documentation on infestations is encouraged for successful fall sawfly management.

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Stripe rust in a field
Figure 1. Stripe rust in a state variety trial at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Sauders County, on June 2.

Wheat Disease Update: Stripe Rust, Leaf Rust, and Fusarium Head Blight

June 4, 2021
Leaf rust
Figure 2. Leaf rust in a research plot at Havelock Farm in Lincoln, Lancaster County, on June 1.

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Flooded wheat field
Figure 1. A flooded section of a grower’s wheat field in excellent condition in Deuel County on May 25.

Wheat Disease Update

May 27, 2021
Stripe rust and leaf rust confirmed in new counties; Fusarium head blight risk reported as moderate to high in southern Nebraska.

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2019 HPAL field day
Attendees tour the wheat variety plots at the 2019 High Plains Ag Lab June field day.

High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 15 will be Face-to-Face, and Include Anniversary Celebration

May 27, 2021
The High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) June Field Day and 50th (+1) Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, June 15 will showcase current research at HPAL and recognize the past half-century of service to agriculture in the region.

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Wheat stripe rust map

Wheat Disease Update

May 20, 2021
The wheat crop condition was good to excellent in the majority of fields surveyed this week in south central and southwest Nebraska. Stripe rust has been confirmed in 15 counties; leaf rust has been confirmed in one county. 

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Stripe rust

Stripe Rust Confirmed in 11 Counties in Southeast and South-central Nebraska

May 13, 2021
While leaf rust was not observed in any surveyed wheat fields, stripe rust was confirmed in 11 counties this week in southeast and south-central Nebraska.

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