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2018 UNL High Plains Ag Lab June Field Day set for June 20

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages.

       The field day will consist of a three-part tour. The first field tour will focus on field peas. The second part of the field tour will showcase wheat research. Then, an indoor session prior to lunch will include updates on wheat fertility trials, entomology topics, annual forages, pasture research and markets.

       Attendees can attend any of the tours without missing any topics. The event will conclude with lunch by mid-day.

      For the field peas tour, registration, coffee and rolls and welcome is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. and the tour trailer departs at 8:30 a.m.

      For those who want to attend only the wheat tour, registration, rolls and welcome start at 8:45 a.m. and the tour trailer departs at 9:30 a.m. The pea and grazing tour will join up with the wheat tour at this point.

       The indoor session will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the HPAL shop.

Tour topics and speakers include:

Field Peas and Grazing Plot Tour (8:30 a.m.)

Field pea variety tour (Dipak Santra, UNL Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist)

Pea populations and planting dates (Samuel Koeshall, UNL Graduate Research Assistant)


Wheat Tour (9:30 a.m.)

CoAxium Wheat Production System and Aggressor Herbicide (Cody Creech, UNL, and Chad Shelton, Albaugh, LLC)

Summary of Wheat Plant Date and Population Trial (Cody Creech and Amanda Easterly, HPAL Research Lab Manager)

Wheat Variety Tour (Stephen Baenziger, UNL Wheat breeding specialist)

Indoor Session (11:30 a.m.)

Wheat Fertility (Bijesh Maharjan, Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist)

Entomology Update (Jeff Bradshaw, Entomologist)

Annual Forages (Mitch Stephenson, Forage and Range Management Specialist)

Pasture Research (Karla Jenkins, Cow-Calf Specialist)

Market update (Jessica Groskopf, Economics Educator)


      To get to the High Plains Ag Lab office, take U.S. 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley), then drive about 2 miles west, then ½ mile north. The shop is about one-half mile east of the office.


June 20
7:30 am - 3:00 pm


University of Nebraska- Lincoln