High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Feb. 15

Figure 1. Wheat field near Sidney in March 2017 at an ideal growth stage for topdressing nitrogen. Lucas Haag, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, will present at the HPAL research update on nitrogen management and how it impacts wheat protein. (Photo by Cody Creech)

High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Feb. 15

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 at the Annual Research Update Feb. 15 at Sidney.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Sidney Campus of Western Nebraska Community College with research updates and presentations by university specialists. After the presentations, the HPAL Advisory Board will meet.

Agenda topics include:

  • Welcome and Overview – Cody Creech, UNL dryland cropping systems specialist
  • Panhandle District Update and Overview – Jack Whittier, Panhandle Research and Extension Center director
  • HPAL 2017 Crop Production – Jake Hansen, HPAL farm manager
  • Update on Alternative Crops: Proso Millet, Pea, and Sunflower – Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist
  • Steel, Grass, Or Bugs: What Do We Do About The Wheat Stem Sawfly? – Jeff Bradshaw,  entomologist
  • Oat/Pea Mixtures and Grazing Forages – Mitch Stephenson, forage and range specialist
  • Sunflower and Wheat Disease Management – Bob Harveson, plant pathologist
  • Feeding Value of Field Peas Relative to Distillers Grains as a Supplement for Grazing Cattle – Karla Jenkins, cow/calf specialist
  • Farm Credit Services of America
  • 2017 Dryland Crop Research Results – Cody Creech
  • Industry By-Product as a Potential Soil Amendment – Bijesh Maharjan, soil and nutrient management specialist
  • Wheat Fertility and Protein – Lucas Haag, KSU northwest area agronomist
  • Crop Markets – Blake Mackey, Scoular Facility business unit manager

Location and Registration

HPAL is at 3257 RD 109, Sidney, which is six miles northwest of Sidney in the heart of western Nebraska's major dryland crop production area.

If you're planning to attend, please RSVP by calling 308-254-3918 or email Farm Manager Jake Hansen at jhansen19@unl.edu to ensure an accurate count for lunch.