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This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department and the South Central, West Central and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers and their associated agricultural laboratories. Conduct of experiments and publication of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service. Tests were supported in part by fees paid by commercial seed companies and the Nebraska Wheat Board. The 2002 estimated winter wheat yield for Nebraska was a 32 bushels per acre from 1,450,000 harvested acres. The total production of winter wheat for the state was 46,400,000 bushels. This circular reports data from winter wheat trials conducted throughout Nebraska. Entries included varieties or hybrids and promising experimental strains from Nebraska and surrounding states and private breeders.This was the twenty first year for privately developed varieties. The state has been divided into four districts for purposes of variety testing.