Panhandle No-Till Conference Nov. 18-19

Panhandle No-Till Conference Nov. 18-19

October 17, 2008

Experienced and novice no-tillers can gain valuable information on managing no-till production systems in western Nebraska at the 2008 Panhandle No-Till Partnership Conference this week.

It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19 at the Gering Civic Center at 1050 M St.

Speakers will include successful no-till producers, agency representatives, and university researchers. No-till topics will include:

  • Equipment considerations
  • Fertility
  • On-farm wheat trials
  • Cows and crops
  • Chemicals
  • Trials in Banner County
  • Soil and water
  • Irrigation savings
  • Population-based weed management

The Panhandle No-Till Partnership, newly organized in 2008, is a joint effort of the Natural Resources conservation Service; North Platte, South Platte, and Upper Niobrara-White Natural Resources Districts (NRD), and the Panhandle Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. (RC&D). Its mission is to bring producers educational support, knowledge, and practical use techniques for continuous no-tillage cropping practices.

For more information about the conference, visit the Web site at http://www.panhandlercd.com/notill.htm