David Ostdiek - Communications Specialist, Panhandle REC

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Figure 1. Representatives of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service view sugarbeet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle near Morrill. (Photo by Gary Stone)
Figure 1. Representatives of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service observe sugarbeet harvest at a farm in the Nebraska Panhandle near Morrill. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Foreign Ag Representatives View Nebraska Farms First-Hand September 27, 2018

A group of 27 foreign agriculture attachés from 23 countries recently visited several ag production sites in Nebraska, including a farm near Morrill where sugarbeet harvest was underway.

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Field of wheat

UNL to Study Possible Link Between Wheat Protein Levels and Fertilizer August 9, 2018

University researchers will be conducting a two-year study to see how grain quality, yield, and field stands are affected by nitrogen fertilizer rates and application timing. The trials will be conducted across the state and with variations in the amount of precipitation received.

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Grain sorghum variety trial
A grain sorghum variety trial will be just one of the stops on the High Plains Ag Lab Field Tour Aug. 14.

High Plains Ag Lab Summer Field Day Aug. 14 August 1, 2018

UNL research on dryland crops, especially sunflowers, proso millet, and grain sorghum, will be the focus of the High Plains Ag Lab Field Day Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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Proso millet, also known as broomcorn millet, at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney.

UNL, CSU Organize International Proso Millet Symposium for Aug. 8-11 July 23, 2018

This International Millet Symposium will focus on millet production in the United States and the world; millet breeding, genetics and genomics; and millet uses and products around the world. Nebraska is one of three states producing 95% of the US crop.

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The High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney will be hosting field tours, like the one shown here in 2017, of dryland wheat, field pea, and forage research plots on June 21.
Figure 1. Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping systems specialist, discusses wheat research at the 2017 High Plains Ag Lab Field Day.The High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney will be hosting field tours of dryland wheat, field pea, and forage research plots on June 21.

Dryland Crops Research Tour June 21 at the High Plains Ag Lab June 11, 2018

The High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 21, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages. View field trials and hear reports from researchers.

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Cheatgrass
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) (Photo by Cassondra Skinner, USDA-NRCS Plants Database)

June 6 Field Tour on Cheatgrass Management Research May 24, 2018

The UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a field tour on cheatgrass management research on June 6 in Scottsbluff.

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Figure 1. Carlos Urrea, dry edible bean breeding specialist (left), and research technician Eduardo Valentin Cruzado tend to the 800 varieties of dry beans taking over the bean greenhouse at the university’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Figure 1. Carlos Urrea, dry edible bean breeding specialist (left), and research technician Eduardo Valentin Cruzado tend to the 800 varieties of dry beans taking over the bean greenhouse at the university’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Dry Edible Bean Breeding Greenhouse — It’s A Jungle In There April 6, 2018

About 800 dry bean varieties, planted in December in individual pots, are growing like crazy – far above the typical height in Panhandle bean fields. Part of a university study of how various foods affect the human gut microbiome, these beans represent the first large-scale genetic analysis of these traits in dry beans.

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Harvesting dry edible beans
Figure 1. Harvesting dry edible beans in the Nebraska Panhandle.

2018 Dry Edible Bean Day Feb. 13 at Gering January 29, 2018

Plan to attend the 2018 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day to hear a keynote by the new Nebraska Director of Agriculture. Researchers and dry bean reps will also present research updates, recommendations for producers, and reports from the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission.

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