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.
“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.
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.
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.