UNL Wheat plot tours scheduled for week of June 18
University of Nebraska winter wheat plot tours June 18-21 in the Panhandle will give producers an opportunity to learn more about new wheat varieties and other topics relevant to producers in western Nebraska.
Plots are located in Scotts Bluff, Deuel, Cheyenne, and Box Butte counties. For more information on a specific tour, contact the extension educator in the host county.
The schedule of tours:
Monday, June 18, 9 a.m.: Nebraska-Wyoming State Line: From Lyman, 2 miles south on CR 2, 0.5 miles west on CR J, 7 miles south on Rd 63 to WY Rd 32. Plots are 0.75 miles west on south side of road. From Hawk Springs, Wyo.: 10 miles east on CR 32. BBQ lunch sponsored by Westco to be served at 12:30 pm. More information: Jerry Nachtman (307-575-1731 or 307-837-2000).
Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. Deuel County: From Chappell, (Highway 30 and Wheatland Drive on the west edge of town), go north 8.5 miles on RD 165; plot is on west side of road.
Thursday, June 21, 9 a.m. Cheyenne County: High Plains Ag Lab; on Highway 385, 6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley to Huntsman Elevator; 2.5 miles west on Rd 32, 0.5 miles north on Rd 109, 1 mile east on Rd 32N. Plots are about 0.75 miles northeast of HPAL shop (Field 13). Conventional wheat trials are at 9 a.m. during HPAL field day, organic wheat trial following field day at noon.
Thursday, June 21, 3 p.m. Box Butte County Irrigated: From Hemingford, 0.5 miles west on Highway 2, 0.25 miles north on RD 71; west side.
Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m. Box Butte County Dryland: From Hemingford, about 5.5 miles south of town on Highway 2, 0.6 miles west of Hall Rd. Plots are on the south side of the road. This is 0.25 miles west of Hall Rd and Rd 67.
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