Chabella Guzman - Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center Communications Specialist
November 30, 2023
A mild fall and favorable planting conditions set the scene for good winter wheat emergence in the Panhandle, but weather prospects from the latest winter forecast could complicate the crop's long-term outlook.
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone counts bean loss after a combine has passed during harvest of an on-farm research study field in Alliance, Nebraska.
November 2, 2023
An Alliance-based farmer recently finished his second season of research on the harvest management tool Pod Ceal, and his results will be revealed at the annual On-Farm Research Update meetings in early 2024.
In a dry edible bean plot at the UNL PREEC Mitchell Lab, Maria Alvarado, UNL graduate student, left, Kainyon Tay, head of the legume program in Chile, and Carlos Urrea, UNL dry bean breeder, look for desirable bean plants. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)
September 28, 2023
The best dry bean plants in the Nebraska Panhandle will soon be sent to researchers across the world as part of an ongoing international collaboration on cross-breeding.
Timothy Porch, research geneticist at USDA ARS, left, and Carlos Urrea, Nebraska Extension dry bean breeding specialist, scout a plot of dry beans. (Photo by Chelsea Didinger)
September 19, 2023
Researchers at UNL and USDA ARS in Puerto Rico are collaborating on the development of new drought-tolerance dry bean lines using plant genes from tepary beans, a crop native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico.
A session on drones was held at the annual Water and Crops Field Day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, West Central Research Extension and Education Center in North Platte. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)
September 19, 2023
The 2023 Water and Crops Field Day featured seminars and panels on crop and livestock production practices that align with USDA's new climate-smart agriculture initiatives.
The Nebraska Dry Bean Commission donated $6,500 to the Nebraska Farm Bureau “Ag in the Classroom.” Presenting the check was Chris Kelley, NDBC vice chair (second from left), and Dan Hinman, president of the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association (left), to Mark McHargue, president of the NEFB. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)
September 1, 2023
Stakeholders in the dry bean industry discussed the state of production and markets during a recent tour at the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff.
A pivot irrigates plots at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)
August 29, 2023
A review of this year's irrigation season in the Panhandle and crop water use expectations for Aug. 28-Sept. 3.
Growers and extension faculty walk through wheat plots at the 2023 High Plains Ag Lab tour in Sidney, Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)
August 24, 2023
Extension insights on 2023 wheat production after varying degrees of rain and drought caused challenges for varieties throughout Nebraska, and tips on how to prepare for 2024.