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

Canal tunnel
Tunnel No. 2 is filled with irrigation water after repairs in 2020. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Construction on Canal Tunnels Could Begin Fall 2024

April 18, 2024
A contractor has been selected and work is now underway to begin construction on Tunnel No. 2's replacement, which will be similar to the old tunnel's design but with increased flow capacity.

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Two men sitting at table talking
Figuring out the best manure application plan for their fields are Sam Cares (left) and Lance Chandler at the recent Nebraska Extension “Manure Better” land application training. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

‘Manure Better’ Workshop Focuses on Correct Application and its Impact

April 4, 2024
Attendees of the Manure Better workshop delved into multiple hands-on activities, from calculating and calibrating manure applications to looking at the nutrients and crop needs.

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Bijesh Maharjan speaks to elderly man near door
Bijesh Maharjan, (right), Nebraska Extension soil nutrient and management specialist, speaks to an attendee at the second Soil Health School at the West Central Research Extension and Education Center in North Platte. (Photo by Nicole Heldt)

Soil Health Gap Project Setting Up Baselines and Schools for Ag Producers

March 29, 2024
USDA NRCS is partnering with Nebraska Extension on research and grower outreach to encourage adoption of soil health strategies in Nebraska.

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Dan Hinman speaks at podium
Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association President Dan Hinman (left) leads a raffle with help from Lesli Howell, NDBGA office manager/Bean Bag editor.

Bean Day Brings Pertinent Information to Growers

February 29, 2024
Attendees of the recent event heard from the Nebraska Department of Ag about ongoing initiatives to expand the dry bean export market, and learned more about the 2024 weather outlook.

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Sawfly traps in field
Sawfly traps without the nets stand in wheat fields at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. The traps are part of ongoing research on the wheat stem sawfly. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

High Plains Ag Lab Meeting to Focus on Research Updates

February 12, 2024
The Feb. 15 meeting will include updates on HPAL winter wheat fertility research and alternative crops breeding, wheat stem sawfly initiatives, TAPS wheat contest results, commodity marketing, HPAL 2022 crop production review and more.

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Pin-Chu Lai stands in front of extension building near sign
The Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff welcomed Dr. Pin-Chu Lai, entomologist and Nebraska Extension specialist, on Jan. 2, 2024. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Entomologist Leaves Humid Climates Behind for Semi-arid Plains

February 1, 2024
Dr. Pin-Chu Lai joined the university's faculty in January as the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center's new entomologist and Nebraska Extension specialist.

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Men speaking near tables
During a break, Bob Harveson, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist (standing at right), chats with Bob Wilson, UNL emeritus professor at the Crop Production Clinic in Gering.

Crop Clinic Shares What’s New in Agriculture with Producers

January 18, 2024
Nebraska Extension's Crop Production Clinics kicked off in Gering this year, sharing vital ag research and industry news with Nebraska crop growers.

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Hardiness zone map for 2023
USDA map for hardiness zones in Nebraska.

USDA ‘Hardiness’ Zone Sees Few Changes for Most of Nebraska

December 19, 2023
The new hardiness zone map for Nebraska has shifted the southernmost regions into a new zone — a refinement to the map due to a nearly doubled amount of available weather station data for the region.

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