Wheat streak mosaic
Wheat streak mosaic

Control Volunteer Winter Wheat and Other Weeds Now to Increase and Protect 2017 Yields, Income June 23, 2016

By far, the greatest risk of losses from mite-vectored viruses occurs when there is a summer "green bridge" of volunteer wheat emerging before harvest. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed head shatter from hail storms (Figure 1).

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Wheat leaf rust
Wheat leaf rust

Wheat Disease Update June 10, 2016

A survey of wheat research plots in east central Nebraska found a variety of diseases, including severe rust on wheat and barley.

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Successfully Seeding Forages Into Wheat Stubble June 10, 2016

Wheat stubble can be an excellent seedbed to plant forages into using no-till.  It may take some planning, though, to be successful.

The first and most important step of double-cropping forages after wheat harvest is establishing a good stand?  So what’s the trick to getting good stands?  Well maybe, it’s planting no-till immediately after combining the wheat.

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UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day set for June 14 June 6, 2016

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, will highlight UNL research on breeding and production of dryland crops, especially field pea, forages, and wheat.

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Wheat variety plots at Stumpf 2016
Wheat variety plots at Stumpf 2016

Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour June 15 near Grant June 3, 2016

A UNL Wheat and Field Peas Plot Tour will be Wednesday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, 76029 Rd 329, Gran. The morning program will include featured presentations on wheat and field peas and a wheat plot tour; the field peas plot tour is scheduled in the afternoon. Register by June 13.

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Wheat stripe rust
Figure 1. A flag leaf completely covered with stripe rust in a grower’s field in Nuckolls County on May 25.

Stripe Rust Increasing; Spray Your Wheat to Protect the Flag Leaf June 2, 2016

Stripe rust has significantly increased in all wheat-growing areas in Nebraska. It is recommended that wheat be treated with a fungicide to protect the flag leaf. If the incidence (percentage of flag leaves diseased) or severity (percentage of the flag leaf area diseased) is less than 50%, spraying a fungicide will significantly reduce yield loss due to stripe rust.

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Severe stripe rust in wheat
Severe stripe rust in wheat

Wheat Disease Update - Late May May 26, 2016

A survey of wheat fields in southeast and south central Nebraska this week found most fields looking healthy with little or no disease. Fungal and virus diseases were found at varying levels in some fields. Depending on growth stage and disease present, fungicides may still be beneficial.

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Barley yellow dwarf disease in wheat
Barley yellow dwarf disease in wheat

Head Diseases, Barley Yellow Dwarf in Wheat May 19, 2016

With wheat headed or flowering in southeast and south central Nebraska, head diseases are starting to appear, including Fusarium head blight, loose smut, white mold (scab) and barley yellow dwarf. Wheat stem maggots were also causing damage.

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