Chabella Guzman - Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center Communications Specialist

Yellowing wheat field
Maturing wheat near Sidney, Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Heat Keeps Rains Away During Wheat Harvest

July 16, 2024
Extension educators report on wheat harvest progress and irrigation use in western Nebraska and the Panhandle.

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A canyon split by river water
The North Platte River runs through Fremont Canyon on its way to the Fremont Power Plant and Alcova Reservoir. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Temperatures of 100-plus Will Put Stress on Crops This Week

July 9, 2024
Extension shares a brief irrigation update as an oncoming heat wave is expected to increase stress on Nebraska crops.

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Three women stand in field of mint plants
The spearmint plots at PREEC in Scottsbluff were harvested on Oct. 9, 2023, by UNL students Kasun Lakmini, left, Piumi Ishara, and Sujani De Silva. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Nebraska Extension Projects Look at Viability and Economics of Mint in Panhandle

July 2, 2024
UNL researchers are investigating the crop's ability to produce favorable yields in the Panhandle's semi-arid climate, with continued focus on determining an optimum fertilizer and application rate for mint production.

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Woman examines specimen tube in laboratory
Maria Fernanda Sanches, an intern at the High Plains Ag Lab, prepares a root sample at the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center’s lab in Scottsbluff. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Researchers Look at Roots for Insight into Drought-tolerant Wheat

July 1, 2024
Husker researchers are investigating how wheat root systems impact yield in historical and new varieties to inform the UNL wheat breeding program for future cultivars.

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Field of corn
A field plot of corn at the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Heat a Factor of Recent Crop Water Usage

July 1, 2024
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone shares an update on crop recovery after recent severe weather and crop water use estimates for this week as temperatures reach triple digits in the Panhandle.

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Center pivot damaged in field
Pivot flipped upside down after the June 20 storm in Scotts Bluff County. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Severe Storms Damage Crops, Excessive Heat Will Drive Water Needs

June 27, 2024
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone shares insights on crops that have received storm damage in recent weeks, as well as water use expectations.

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Sugarbeet field during wilt
Sugarbeet plants wilt in a field.

Excessive Heat Can Affect Plant’s Crop Water Use

June 18, 2024
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone discusses crop water use and wilting as temperatures rise with the arrival of summer.

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Greenhouse with signage in foreground
The North Platte NRD’s Greener Gardens Greenhouse will be one of the stops on the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society annual meeting tour. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society to Host Annual Meeting in Scottsbluff

May 22, 2024
This year’s theme is “Tech Talks — Tech Walks,” focusing on various technologies, with tours planned at a local organic heritage seed farm and North Platte NRD's geothermal greenhouse.

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