This is Dr. Nathan Mueller, your local agronomist for Nebraska Extension. Are you looking for a positive cover crop experience, improved soil quality and health, reduced soil erosion, a place to haul manure in the summer, a breakup of the weed cycle, diversification of your corn and soybean rotation, and an opportunity to receive additional cost share funding for conservation work? Then look no further than growing winter wheat.
Next week Nebraska Extension will be hosting a wheat plot tour on Thursday evening, June 11 at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) near Mead. The tour will start at 6:30 p.m. at the ARDC Agronomy Research site located ½ mile west of County Road 6 and H in Saunders County.
Selecting the correct winter wheat variety for your field is just as important as it is for corn and soybeans. Yield, quality, lodging resistance, winter hardiness, and disease resistance can be very important traits to consider between winter wheat varieties. Dr. Stephen Baenziger, UNL Wheat Breeder and Dr. Stephen Wegulo, Extension Plant Pathologist will walk growers through winter wheat variety development plots. Supper will be served following the tour at the ARDC Christenson Research and Education Building.
Wheat variety trials in Nebraska are made possible in-part through funding provided by the Nebraska Wheat Board.
For more information on the event, call me at 727-2775 or visit our local website at croptechcafe.org. Know your crop, know your tech, know your bottom line. This is Dr. Nathan Mueller, your local agronomist for Nebraska Extension on KTIC radio.