The Nebraska Wheat Board invests one-third of the check-off in research. Many of these funds are used for contracting projects with companies like the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. NWB traditionally funds anywhere from 10 to 15 wheat research projects with an emphasis on disease and pest resistance, drought tolerance, Nitrogen and water use efficiency, end-use characteristics and biotechnology. To learn more about UNL’s wheat breeding program, visit https://agronomy.unl.edu/small-grains or https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/wheat-data/.
Bayer CropScience announced a wheat research partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011. In addition to donating funds to UNL, Bayer CropScience created an endowed chair called the Nebraska Wheat Growers Presidential Chair. Bayer CropScience is also building its first North American wheat breeding station near Goehner, Nebraska. To learn more about Bayer CropScience, visit http://www.bayercropscience.us/.