View field trials of field peas, winter wheat, lentils, chickpeas, canola, forage crops, and cover crops at seven Nebraska Extension field days this June. The events will provide a diverse learning experience and great networking opportunity for farmers and agribusinesses.
During the field visits participants will be able to learn more about different varieties of wheat, field peas, chickpeas and forages. Depending on the location, field visits will also include demonstrations of other specialty crops (lentils, winter canola, forages, cover crops) and effects that different agronomic practices (planting dates, seeding rates, fertilizer management, etc.) have on crop yield and yield quality.
Besides field visits, the field days will feature indoor sessions with a free lunch, a 30-minute networking session, and brief research updates. Networking sessions will allow participants to meet with seed, processing, and marketing businesses critical to pulse cop industry development in Nebraska. The research updates will include:
- Production and marketing of pulse crops
- Incorporating cover crops in wheat and field pea cropping systems
- Wheat production – management for higher yield and grain protein
Nebraska Field Pea Field Days are free, thanks to sponsorship by the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) in Nebraska, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the pulse crops seed and processing industry. Lunch and refreshments will be served at most locations.
Pre-register for the Grant Field Day by June 15. Online registration available HERE.
More information on this field day or other field days being held in Nebraska available HERE.