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UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 20 June 14, 2019

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages.

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Field pea in the Panhandle

Winter Wheat and Pea Field Days in the Panhandle in June June 7, 2019

Field days of three winter wheat variety trials and two field pea variety trials will be conducted this June in the Panhandle. Discussion topics will include genetics, including new varieties on the horizon, and production issues.

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Figure 1. Nevin Lawrence, integrated weed management specialist, shows an individual rubber dandelion plant in the greenhouse at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Figure 1. Nevin Lawrence, integrated weed management specialist, shows an individual rubber dandelion plant in the greenhouse at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Panhandle Research and Extension Center. (Photos by David Ostdiek)

Can Nebraska Grow Rubber-Producing Dandelions on a Farm Scale? May 17, 2019

Panhandle researchers are working with those in other states to test agronomic conditions and practices best suited to the production of rubber dandelions. While it's too early to tell, it might be a viable alternative crop one day.

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Xin Qiao (left), irrigation and water management specialist and principal investigator, and Jack Whittier, Panhandle Center Director of Research and Extension, accept the award from the Nebraska Environmental Trust fund to establish SDI research with livestock effluent.

NET Awards Grant for Subsurface Drip Irrigation System with Feedlot April 26, 2019

The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded a grant to construct a subsurface drip irrigation system that uses feedlot effluent to irrigate crop fields. The practice will be evaluated as a potential means to better manage the state's limited water resources, an ongoing research priority of the University of Nebraska.

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Dry edible beans being cooked to test various variety attributes, including cooking time

When Developing New Lines of Dry Edible Beans, Cooking Time Matters Too March 8, 2019

When breeding new lines of dry edible beans, disease resistance, drought tolerance, and plant architecture can be observed in the field, but measuring cooking time is a chore for the laboratory. Cooks prefer varieties that cook in 30-45 minutes.

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The Feb. 21 meeting, “Dryland Production in the High Plains,” will provide a look at agricultural  research in the region. Field days, like this one last June, also share information from HPAL.
Figure 1. The Feb. 21 meeting, “Dryland Production in the High Plains,” will provide a look at agricultural research in the region. Field days, like this one last June, also share information from HPAL research.

Dryland Production on the High Plains Focus of Feb. 21 Meeting February 8, 2019

What emerging issues will challenge crop and livestock producers in the High Plains? What research is going on at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and land-grant universities in response? What are the lessons from that research? A Feb. 21 meeting will explore these topics.

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A cutworm moth captured in the field.

Bugeye Workshop: Cutworms & Kin January 30, 2019

Growers concerned about the increase in cutworms in dry beans can learn about improved monitoring and management at a March 11 hands-on workshop in Scottsbluff.

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Dry edible beans

Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 12 at Gering January 29, 2019

Featured at this event are an address by the Nebraska Director of Agriculture, presentations by dry bean processors, and updates from university researchers and the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission.

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