Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger speaking at a wheat variety trial field day at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney in 2018.
Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger speaking at a wheat variety trial field day at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney in 2018.

Update on Wheat Varieties for Nebraska: 2018 was an Unusual Year August 29, 2018

Results from the 2018 wheat variety trials show performance leaders in each of four districts across the state.

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Will a Date-Driven Winter Wheat Marketing Plan Improve Your Revenue? August 28, 2018

This article evaluates various date-driven winter wheat marketing strategies, using 20 years of prices for Kimball, Nebraska. It compares each year’s average harvest price and the probability of the average price of a strategy being higher than the cash price at harvest.

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View 2018 Nebraska Winter Wheat Variety Test Results August 21, 2018

The 2018 Nebraska Winter Wheat Variety Trial results are now available online and include data from 14 sites on variety, brand, grain yield, moisture percent, and bushel weight.

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Inforgraphic showing how one field can serve as a green bridge for wheat curl mite and multiple viruses to a neighbor's field.

Stopping the Spread of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus August 20, 2018

For wheat growers, one aspect of being a good neighbor is controlling volunteer wheat after harvest to stop wheat curl mites from moving into the new crop of wheat and transmitting viruses, particularly wheat streak mosaic virus. Volunteer wheat should be controlled in time to provide a two-week break in the green bridge.

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Field of wheat

UNL to Study Possible Link Between Wheat Protein Levels and Fertilizer August 9, 2018

University researchers will be conducting a two-year study to see how grain quality, yield, and field stands are affected by nitrogen fertilizer rates and application timing. The trials will be conducted across the state and with variations in the amount of precipitation received.

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Crop Conditions Favorable; Progress On-Track or Ahead August 6, 2018

Crop condition was rated high in the July 6 USDA NASS crop report: with good to excellent ratings for corn, 85%; soybean, 84%; and sorghum, 84% Corn and sorghum maturity were advancing ahead of normal.

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Photos of two very different eastern Nebraska wheat fields
Figure 1. Photos of both of these eastern Nebraska wheat fields were taken June 16, 2018 and show the contrast between wheat grown in Thayer County (left) in southeast Nebraska where precipitation was much below normal and a field in Washington County in east central Nebraska where there was sufficient soil mosture throughout the season. (Photos by Brad Heinrichs (left) and Nathan Mueller)

Recap of 2017-18 Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop July 25, 2018

Winter wheat yields in eastern Nebraska were quite variable in 2018, ranging from 10 to 80 bu/ac, depending on precipitation. This review of the growing season examines some of the factors affecting yields in southeast, east central, and northeast Nebraska.

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Weeds extending above mature wheat

Post-Harvest Weed Control in Winter Wheat July 11, 2018

Consider using split herbicide treatments to provide extended control of weeds after winter wheat harvest. Timely weed control can limit soil moisture loss to weeds, prevent the deposit of more weed seeds in the soil, and reduce the spread of wheat streak mosaic disease.

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