High Plains Ag Lab Annual Research Update is February 10

High Plains Ag Lab Annual Research Update is February 10

January 23, 2009

The latest results from crop research at UNL's High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney, and plans for future research, will be shared at the annual research update scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Sidney.


The meeting will be from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Holiday Inn at Sidney. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by Feb. 2 to ensure a meal. Register by calling the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918. The fee is $25.

Agenda topics include: 

  • Administrative and farm updates
  • "Alternative Crops Breeding Program: Then, Now, and ..." with Dipak Santra, Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist, Panhandle REC
  • "Sweet Sorghum: Bioenergy Crop Suitable for Dryland Production" with Ismail Dweikat, Associate Professor of Sorghum and Pearl Millet Genetics
  • "N Management for Irrigated Wheat//Canola & Camelina Water Use" with Gary Hergert, Soil Fertility Specialist, Panhandle REC
  • "Organic Wheat Variety Trial and Quality Test Results" with Richard Little, Organic Small Grains Program Coordinator
  • Business meeting and lunch
  • "Crop Markets 2009: Another New Plateau?" with Paul Burgener, Ag Economics Research Coordinator, Panhandle REC
  • "Using Growth Regulators for Quicker Winter Wheat Growth in the Fall" with Alexander Pavlista, Crop Physiologist, Panhandle REC
  • "Proso Weed Control/Dryland Sugarbeets" with Drew Lyon, Dryland Crops Specialist, Panhandle REC)
  • "SARE Farmer-Rancher Grants" with Karen DeBoer, Extension Educator, Cheyenne-Kimball-Banner counties
  • Open discussion of research needs

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