Wheat variety tours are held every summer throughout Nebraska to allow wheat growers to see, compare and learn about the many winter wheat varieties available to them. The tours also allow an early glimpse of new experimental lines.
For those unable to attend the tours, or just as a means of refreshing your memory, the University of Nebraska has developed the Wheat Varieties Virtual Tour Web site at www.panhandle.unl.edu.
Virtual tourists can see a list of wheat varieties recommended for their part of the state, read about a varietyâ€™s characteristics and compare those characteristics to other varieties of interest. Viewers also can see how different varieties performed in nearby wheat variety trials and locate a certified seed dealer that carries the varieties they are most interested in buying.
The selection of adapted and complimentary varieties is one of the most important decisions a wheat grower can make, says Drew Lyon, University of Nebraska crops specialist in Scottsbluff. Be sure you make an informed decision by visiting the Wheat Varieties Virtual Tour Web site, he says.