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.
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.
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.
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.
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.