Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are testing a new plastic sheet that can be used as a biodegradable mulch. Developed by 3M, the plastic is made from polylactic acid derived from corn, not petroleum, making it a likely candidate for organic vegetable production.
Direct harvest, weed management, irrigation, genetics, disease control, and the economy are among the timely topics to be covered during the 2017 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for August 22 at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.
Jeff Bradshaw, Extension Entomologist at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, has been named Associate Research and Extension Director Intern for the Panhandle Center and Panhandle Extension District. His new assignment was announced by Jack Whittier, Research and Extension Director for the Panhandle.
The University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming will be hosting a hops workshop July 19 at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, one of five Nebraska sites evaluating the suitability of various hop varieties for production.
When commodity prices go down, it’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. Three workshops on Quicken for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping will be held in the Panhandle in April.
Alexander Pavlista’s retirement at the end of March marks the end of 50 years of research, 29 of them at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. A Nebraska Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Pavlista was the university's lead potato expert.