Wheat Production Workshop Aug. 4 at UNL Panhandle Center

Wheat Production Workshop Aug. 4 at UNL Panhandle Center

Register by
Monday, July 28

July 16, 2014

A UNL Extension Wheat Production Workshop scheduled for Aug. 4 will focus on challenges from wheat stem sawflies, to kochia, virus and moisture. It will be held at the at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

Speakers from UNL, the US Department of Agriculture, and Kansas State University will provide the latest research-based information on addressing challenges facing wheat producers in the High Plains. The workshop is intended for producers, consultants, and extension educators.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Wheat Breeding: Dr. Bob Graybosch, USDA-ARS Research Geneticist
  • Wheat Stem Sawfly: Dr. Jeff Bradshaw, UNL Extension Entomologist
  • Kochia Resistance: Dr. Bob Wilson, UNL Extension Weed Specialist
  • Wheat Curl Mite and Viruses: Justin McMechan, UNL Graduate Student, and Dr. Everlyne Wosula, UNL Visiting Scientist
  • iWheat.org: Dr. Wendy Johnson, Post Doctoral Research Associate in Entomology, Kansas State University
  • Cover Crops: Dr. David Nielsen, USDA-ARS Research Agronomist
  • Water Use Efficiency: Gary Stone, UNL Extension Educator

The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff. It is free, but registration is limited to the first 80 people. To register, contact Pat Martin at pmartin2@unl.edu or 308-632-1276. Registration closes July 28.

Morning coffee and doughnuts, as well as a steak sandwich lunch, will be provided. The workshop is sponsored by UNL Extension, with generous support from the Nebraska Wheat Board.

Certified Crop Adviser credits are pending.

UNL Panhandle REC News Release