David Ostdiek - Communications Specialist, Panhandle REC

staff
Work
4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
US

Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence speaks in front of a weed control plot
During a research plot tour at the 2019 Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT), Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence speaks in front of a weed control plot.

Panhandle Center to Host Field Day Aug. 20

July 22, 2020
The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on August 20 to host the annual Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT). The in-person event will be conducted with social distancing and other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more

Cody Creech being recorded in a field
A video camera took the place of live audiences for the High Plains Ag Lab Virtual Field Day, as Cody Creech, dryland cropping systems specialist and research supervisor at HPAL, discusses one of the research projects underway at the plots north of Sidney.

High Plains Ag Lab Virtual Field Day Now Online

July 8, 2020
Social distancing ruled out an in-person field day this June. However, the Virtual Field Day website has a collection of videos and other online presentations (such as narrated Powerpoints) that convey the same type of information that would have been available in person.

Read more

Goshen Irrigation District Tunnel No. 2

Update on 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout – Water Flowing for 2020 Growing Season

June 18, 2020
Temporary repairs to the tunnels have been made resulting in restoring flow, but at reduced levels. The Gering/ Ft. Laramie Irrigation District is planning for their irrigators to receive only 75 percent of their normal allotment.

Read more

Field Days, Wheat Variety Tours in Western Nebraska Will Be Available as Self-guided or Online Events

June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting limits on public face-to-face programs, but Nebraska Extension will sponsor a variety of events in mid-June to share updates on the wheat variety trials and crop and livestock research conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln in western Nebraska.

Read more

2020 Water Tour, Nebraska Water Center Conference Postponed Until 2021

April 22, 2020
Organizers of the Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce 2020 Water Tour and of the Nebraska Water Center’s (NWC) Water Conference, in consultation with public health experts, have postponed both events until 2021.

Read more

irrigation canal in western Nebraska

2020 Yonts Water Conference Available Online

April 13, 2020
While conceived as a daylong event in Gering, the conference was moved online due to social distancing concerns. Conference presentations about water in the North Platte Valley of western Nebraska are now online.

Read more

A mint variety trial plot at the Panhandle Center.
A mint variety trial plot at the Panhandle Center.

Alternative Crops Program Investigates Growing Mint in Western Nebraska

March 24, 2020
Mint is not grown commercially in Nebraska on a large scale yet – there are less than 500 acres – but a project at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff is aimed at providing answers about whether farmers could grow it here and which varieties might grow best.

Read more

Panhandle Soil Health Workshop info

First Panhandle Soil Health Workshop Set for March 3 in Bridgeport

February 5, 2020
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will sponsor the first Panhandle Soil Health Workshop in Bridgeport next month. The half-day event will take place on March 3 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Prairie Winds Community Center.

Read more

Pages