The 2017 university field pea variety trials have been posted to CropWatch and include results from seven plots with up to 25 varieties at each location. The varieties are grouped in three categories: older, robust lines; newer, higher yielding lines just coming to market; and new lines in development.
Estate and transition planning will be the focus of an Annie’s Project Retreat Nov. 3-4 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. Course size is limited; please pre-register by Oct. 27.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are testing a new plastic sheet that can be used as a biodegradable mulch. Developed by 3M, the plastic is made from polylactic acid derived from corn, not petroleum, making it a likely candidate for organic vegetable production.
Direct harvest, weed management, irrigation, genetics, disease control, and the economy are among the timely topics to be covered during the 2017 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for August 22 at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.
Jeff Bradshaw, Extension Entomologist at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, has been named Associate Research and Extension Director Intern for the Panhandle Center and Panhandle Extension District. His new assignment was announced by Jack Whittier, Research and Extension Director for the Panhandle.
The University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming will be hosting a hops workshop July 19 at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, one of five Nebraska sites evaluating the suitability of various hop varieties for production.