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Bijesh Maharjan
Bijesh Maharjan

New Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist Joins Panhandle REC August 17, 2016

Bijesh Maharjan will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center Sept. 6 as soil and nutrient management specialist. He will conduct research and extension programs focused on improved soil productivity and precision nutrient management in irrigated, limited-irrigation, and rainfed crop and forage production systems in the Panhandle.

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Sustainable Agriculture Profitability Focus of Aug. 18 Panhandle Seminar August 4, 2016

“Making Sustainable Agriculture Profitable” is the title of a seminar to be presented Aug. 18 at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

The speaker will be Carrie Eberle, who was recently hired by the University of Wyoming and is based at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in Lingle, Wyo.

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Annual Nebraska Dry Bean Field Tour Set for Aug. 16 August 3, 2016

The 2016 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for Aug. 16, will be an opportunity to view the latest bean research at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center and hear updates on topics of interest to bean producers.

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July 21 Panhandle Seminar to Focus on Millets, India July 15, 2016

Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center, will give a presentation on July 21 about millet, an ancient grain in modern agriculture and global food security. He will also provide a glimpse of his home country of India, including its agriculture, economy, and culture.

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Direct harvest of dry edible beans
Direct harvest of dry edible beans

New Extension Resource on Direct Harvesting Dry Edible Beans June 10, 2016

Nebraska Extension has released a new comprehensive resource on direct harvest of dry edible beans for Nebraska producers.

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Spreader spreading sugar beet char
Spreader spreading sugar beet char

UNL Studying Whether Sugarbeet Char Can Improve Soil June 9, 2016

Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) have begun a multi-year study into whether high-carbon char, a fine, powdery coal dust left over from sugarbeet processing, can improve crop fields.

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UNL Research Technician Allison Rickey (left) and UNL Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist Dipak Santra inspect a canola plot at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

Canola Research May Lead to Additional Crop Option May 17, 2016

May flowers aren’t the only plants blooming in western Nebraska.

Most irrigated row crops won’t emerge for weeks, but winter canola began blooming in early May in the research plots at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, creating a bright yellow patch that catches the eye of travelers driving by on Highway 71 on the north edge of Scottsbluff.

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Jeff Bradshaw
Jeff Bradshaw

Wheat Stem Sawfly Webcast Now Available May 12, 2016

Wheat Stem Sawfly in Wheat,” a webcast by Jeff Bradshaw, extension entomologist at the Panhandle REC, is now available on the Plant Management Network.

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