David Ostdiek - Communications Specialist, Panhandle REC

Stephanie Connelly mugshot

4-H Assistant Appointed for Scotts Bluff County

February 16, 2022
As the new 4-H assistant, Connelly will be responsible for implementing programming in 4-H and youth development in Scotts Bluff County.

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Canal without water
Figure 1. Tunnel No. 1 when there is no water in the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal.

Update on the 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout — Tunnel Repair or Replacement Options

February 14, 2022
The Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District is seeking public opinion on whether to repair or replace Tunnels No. 1 and 2.

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Dipak Santra holding field peas

2021 Pea Variety Trial Results Available Online

February 10, 2022
Pea variety trials were conducted at three dryland sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska — Box Butte County (19 varieties), Cheyenne County (19 varieties) and Perkins County (25 varieties) — plus two irrigated trials in Scottsbluff and Cheyenne County.

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Cody Creech at field day
Cody Creech speaks to farmers at a recent High Plains Ag Lab Field Day.

Dryland Specialist Cody Creech Named to Fenster Professorship

February 10, 2022
The second Fenster professor in UNL's history, Creech's research and extension efforts since 2015 have focused on enhancing agronomic practices to increase profitability, optimizing soil water conservation and delivering weed management solutions.

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Workshop flyer

Third Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop March 2 in Bridgeport

February 2, 2022
Speakers from UNL and other academic institutions, as well as the USDA NRCS will present information on soil health, soil health programs and management practices that affect soil health in the region.

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Cody Creech presentation in-field
The Feb. 9 meeting will provide a look at agricultural research in the region. Field days, like this virtually-hosted one in 2020, also share information from HPAL research.

Annual High Plains Ag Lab Research Update is Feb. 9 at Sidney

February 2, 2022
The latest HPAL research to be highlighted in this year's meeting includes proso millet breeding, spring and winter pea variety testing results, winter wheat nitrogen fertility management, factors affecting sunflower yield and more.

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Dry edible beans

2022 Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 8 at Gering Civic Center, Zoom Option

January 27, 2022
The 2022 program will feature information on dry bean revenue insurance, irrigation water outlook and discussion of on-farm research with UNL specialists, with in-person and virtual attendance options.

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Dry bean field collage
Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Carlos Urrea and his crew worked both outside and indoors to carry out variety trials in 2021. (Left photo) Barbara Pieper (foreground), Aymslee Mathis and Karrisa Neal, summer interns, at work in the greenhouse scouting and clipping young bean plants. (Right photo) Urrea checks variety plots at the Mitchell Ag Lab in mid-summer 2021.

2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results Available

January 6, 2022
Results of the 2021 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are now available on CropWatch.

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