Panhandle No-till Field Days Aug. 30 and Sept. 7 - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 28, 2011

Panhandle No-till Field Days Aug. 30 and Sept. 7 - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 28, 2011

August 28, 2011

The Panhandle No-till Partnership will be hosting two field days: Aug. 30 in Duel County and Sept. 7 in Dawes County.

The Panhandle No-till Partnership consists of representatives of the South Platte, North Platte, and Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources Districts, along with local Natural Resource and Conservation Services, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Mark Watson, PNTP no-till educator, said the group’s goal is to provide educational events on continuous no-till crop production practices that conserve water and soil resources and add profitability to farming operations.

The August 30 No-till Field Day will begin at 9 a.m. at UNL’s research farm located north of Big Springs, 2 miles east of the intersection of CR P and CR 120. The tour will start with presentations on dryland no-till crop production at the research farm and continue to the Darrell Zorn farm at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at Grandma Max’s in Big Springs. The tour will continue in the afternoon to the farms of Kenny Rhoades and Stetson Shreve. These producers use no-till with a variety of crops and will share their experiences.

The September 7 No-till Field Day in Dawes County will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Tom Sellman Ranch. Local producer Brent Shaw operates the ranch and has been using no-till crop production practices. Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 385 and Table Road 13 miles south of Chadron, go 7 miles west on Table Road to Table School, then one-quarter mile back east on Hereford Road. The meeting will start on the south side of Hereford Road. Lunch will be provided following the tour.

Each field day is designed to provide local knowledge on implementing no-till crop production in western Nebraska. They are intended to be informal with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

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Panhandle No-till Partnership