High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Feb. 18

High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Feb. 18

February 5, 2016

 The latest results from crop and livestock research at UNL’s High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney will be shared with the public HPAL advisory board and the public at the annual research update scheduled for Feb. 18 at Sidney.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sidney Campus of Western Nebraska Community College. For questions, call the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918.

The agenda includes:

  • Welcome by HPAL Advisory Board chair Keith Rexroth
  • Director’s update by Jack Whittier, Panhandle Director of Research and Extension
  • Operations update, Rob Higgins, Farm Manager
  • Research Updates
    • Herbicide testing on field peas with Cody Creech, UNL dryland cropping systems specialist
    • Winter canola under different tillage methods, Creech;
    • Field peas and summer annual forage mixtures for beef cattle with Karla Jenkins, UNL beef specialist;
    • Grain legumes for western Nebraska (pea and fenugreek) with Dipak Santra, UNL alternative crops breeding specialist
    • Field research of biotech crops, Bill Struckmeyer;
    • Sunflower hybrids for western Nebraska, with Santra;
    • Wheat stem sawfly update with Jeff Bradshaw, UNL entomology specialist;
    • Proso millet breeding, genetics and genomics with Santra; and
    • a presentation on the Colorado Proso Millet Breeding Association by producer Lane Strum.
  • Advisory board discussions and business