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

Check presentation to Mark McHargue
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)

Dry Bean Growers Still Dealing with the Effects of 2018 Tariffs

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.

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Center pivot in field
A pivot irrigates plots at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Irrigation Season to End in September

August 29, 2023
A review of this year's irrigation season in the Panhandle and crop water use expectations for Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

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Wheat plot tour participants in field
Growers and extension faculty walk through wheat plots at the 2023 High Plains Ag Lab tour in Sidney, Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Nebraska Extension Aids Growers with Studies on Wheat Planting Varieties

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.

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tractor planting pinto beans in Boxe Butte County
Tractor planting pintos for a dry edible bean study in Box Butte County. Photo by Gary Stone.

On-Farm Research Projects Growing in the Panhandle of Nebraska

July 20, 2023
Nebraska Extension On-Farm Research is going on across the state, with hundreds of acres involved in projects including several in the panhandle.

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Winter pea field damage

Hail Damage to Crops in Scotts Bluff Area

July 6, 2023
Extension experts weigh in on recent hail impacts in Nebraska and options producers should take into consideration regarding weed and disease control for damaged crops.

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Carter Canyon rangeland
Rangeland in Carter Canyon, where the perennial grasses meet the cheatgrass. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

A Year Later Effects of Wildfire Still Felt on Rangelands

July 5, 2023
On June 9, producers and landowners received information on how 2022 fires may still affect their ranges, including recommendations for grazing and cheatgrass control in 2023. 

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Farmer entering tractor
Because of their high center of gravity, tractors are more susceptible to rolling or turning over. Always hitch loads at the drawbar, never higher. Use front weights to increase tractor stability.

Older Tractors Still a Danger in Agriculture

June 23, 2023
Tractor overturns are the leading cause of fatal injuries on U.S. farms, resulting in an average of about 130 deaths each year.

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Research team gather samples in field
Graduate students Grace Emperatriz Pacheco Jiron (left), Bridget McKinley, and Vesh R. Thapa, UNL postdoctoral research associate, gather forage samples at PREEC cover crop plots. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Cover Crop Initiative Project has First Field Day in Western Nebraska

May 25, 2023
The project is a four-year collaboration between UNL and NRCS to identify the best-suited cover crop species and varieties for unique eco-regions across the state of Nebraska.

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