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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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Links to full brochure about cropping school
Links to full brochure about cropping school

2016 High Plains Cropping School to Focus on Wheat, Field Peas May 10, 2016

The 2016 Nebraska Panhandle Advanced Cropping School for Winter Wheat and Field Peas is an in-depth, field-oriented, hands-on workshop designed to teach the management of winter wheat and field pea production, including the diagnosis of production problems in the western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. A special emphasis will be placed on stress-related problems that can cause yield reduction. The school will be held June 21-22 at the UNL Panhandle Research and Development Center at Scottsbluff.

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UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Harveson with his book.
UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Harveson with his book.

UNL Plant Pathologist's Book Offers Tales of Scientific Discovery April 28, 2016

Does a reader need to be scientist — specifically, a plant pathologist — to appreciate a book about the history of discovering and treating plant diseases? Not if the reader appreciates history, science, and their broader lessons as conveyed through "The Bacterium of Many Colors" by Dr. Robert Harveson, UNL Plant Pathologist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

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