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UNL EXTENSION CIRCULAR 103, FALL SEED GUIDE - August 2014 -
Crops include in this guide are winter wheat, winter barley, and triticale. You may receive this guide in the mail or through the University of Nebraska Extension network. The data and other information this guide is based on can be found at our web site: http://cropwatch.unl.edu/ varietytest/ and http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ncia. Additional information is available at the wheat variety virtual tour web site http://cropwatch.unl.edu/wheat/virtual or the winter wheat variety selection tool page http://citnews.unl.edu/winter_wheat_tool/index.shtml.
Our rainfed plots in Keith County were lost to hail damage. Last season we had moist soil conditions at planting for the majority of the locations. There was good crop emergence and pre-frost kill growth. Pest and disease incidence was normal except for some incidence of wheat streak mosaic and a high incidence of Cephalosporium stripe. Other diseases reported included bacterial streak, Septoria tritici blotch, tan spot, Fusarium head blight, and loose smut. No rust diseases were reported. Other challenges to the 2014 wheat crop included dry conditions at grain filling, relatively wet and cool growing condition at stem elongation, and some pest problems in the west. Overall, yield return was very good from test plots compared to the previous year.