UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update March 2

pea variety trials at the High Plains Ag Lab
Figure 1. Dipak Santra is shown here in one of the field pea trials that Vernon Florke will be discussing at the annual High Plains Agricultural Laboratory Research Update March 2 in Sidney.

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update March 2

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, as well as administrative and business updates, will be presented March 2 in Sidney.

The meeting, will start at 8:30 a.m. on the Sidney Campus of Western Nebraska Community College, is for the public as well as the HPAL Advisory Board. For questions, call the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918.

The public is welcome. Lunch will be provided. Topics will include:

  • Director’s update by Jack Whittier, director of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center
  • Operations update by Jake Hansen, HPAL farm manager
  • Research updates:

— Herbicide evaluations with Cody Creech, extensiondryland cropping systems specialist;
— Wheat stem sawfly and sunflower insect management with Jeff Bradshaw, extension entomologist;
— Pea variety trials with Vernon Florke, ag research technician;
— High-carbon char soil amendments with Bijesh Maharjan, extension soil and nutrient management specialist
— Annual forages with Mitch Stephenson, extension range and forage management specialist; and
— The feeding value of field peas with Karla Jenkins, extension cow-calf and range management specialist.

  • Advisory board discussions and business