June 8, 2015
Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of wheat plot tours this month throughout the state.
The tours will give producers an opportunity to learn more about new wheat varieties and other topics relevant to producers in the area. Nebraska Extension educators will be on hand to provide information on cover crop experience, improved soil quality and health, reduced soil erosion and diversification of corn and soybean rotation.
Wheat variety trials in Nebraska are made possible in part through funding provided by the Nebraska Wheat Board.
Wheat plot tours:
- June 11, 6:30 p.m., in Saunders County: UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center. The site is a half mile west of County Roads 6 and H.
- June 18, 6:30 p.m., in Saline County: At the intersection of Highways 33 and 103 (on the west side of Crete), travel south on Highway 103 four miles to County Road J, then three-fourths of a mile west. The site is on the north side of the road.
- June 23 in Grant: Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Research Center near Grant, part of the West Central Crops and Water Field Day.
- June 23, 6 p.m., in Kimball County: From Dix, go south on County Road 59 for six miles. The plot is on the east side of the road, on Mark Halstead's farm.
- June 24, 3 p.m., in Cheyenne County: From the High Plains Agricultural Lab, drive a half mile east on County Road 32N, then north a quarter mile on trial road. The plot is in field 26.
- June 24, 3 p.m., in Box Butte County: Irrigated. From Hemingford, drive north on County Road 70 for one mile. The plot is on the east side of the road, on Darby Jesperson's farm.
- June 24, 5 p.m., in Box Butte County: Rainfed. From Hemingford, drive about five and a half miles south on Highway 2, then about three-fourths of a mile west on Hall Road. It is on Chris Cullan's farm.
Agricultural Research and Development Center