Nebraska Extension in Cheyenne, Kimball & Banner Counties

2019 UNL High Plains Ag Lab Summer Field Day set for Aug. 13

 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially sunflowers, proso millet and grain sorghum.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the HPAL machine shop. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Indoor and outdoor sessions will tentatively include these topics:

        Crop Marketing

        Disease Management           

        Wheat Research Update     

        Proso Millet Variety Trial

        Dryland Soybean Variety Trial

        Grain Sorghum Variety Trial

        Grain Sorghum Fertility and Row Spacing

        Corn Population Research

        Corn Hybrid Trial

The field day will conclude with an ice cream social. The High Plains Ag Lab is located at 3257 RD 109, Sidney. To get to the 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. For questions, call or email Cody Creech at 308-632-1266 or

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Cropwatch - Winter Wheat Variety Test Results
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