Sawfly traps in field
Sawfly traps without the nets stand in wheat fields at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. The traps are part of ongoing research on the wheat stem sawfly. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

High Plains Ag Lab Meeting to Focus on Research Updates

February 12, 2024
The Feb. 15 meeting will include updates on HPAL winter wheat fertility research and alternative crops breeding, wheat stem sawfly initiatives, TAPS wheat contest results, commodity marketing, HPAL 2022 crop production review and more.

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Green wheat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at Nearly 70% Good-Excellent Condition

January 31, 2024
January's precipitation was a boon for Nebraska, improving "good" winter wheat standings by 23% and adequate-surplus topsoil moisture supplies by 26%.

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Tractor planting wheat in field
Historical winter wheat seeding reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Winter Wheat Seedings for 2024

January 18, 2024
Winter wheat seeded area in Nebraska is down from 2023, according to the latest USDA NASS estimates.

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Oat field at sunset
Historical grain stocks data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska Dec. 1, 2023 Grain And Hay Stocks

January 18, 2024
All Nebraska grain and hay stocks were up as of Dec. 1, 2023, with oats leading at an increase of 118% over 2022.

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Oat field
Historical small grains data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

2023 Small Grain County-level Estimates

December 19, 2023
County-level estimates for 2023 small grain acreage, yield and production are now available on the Quick Stats online database.

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Ladybug on wheat stem

Wheat Shows Good Promise Going Into Winter

November 30, 2023
A mild fall and favorable planting conditions set the scene for good winter wheat emergence in the Panhandle, but weather prospects from the latest winter forecast could complicate the crop's long-term outlook.

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Wheat grain in pile
Historical grain stocks data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska Sept. 1, 2023 Grain Stocks

October 6, 2023
As of Sept. 1, Nebraska wheat stocks were up 19% from 2022, totaling 41.2 million bushels. Corn stocks were down 14% from last year.

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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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