Panhandle No-till Tours 2015

Panhandle No-till Tours 2015

4 Panhandle No-Till Field Days Next Week

June 17, 2015

Next week the Panhandle No-till Partnership will host four field days focusing on continuous no-till crop production practices on dryland and irrigated acres and integrating livestock into a no-till cropping and forage production system. 

Presentations and demonstrations also will address how no-till crop and forage production can improve soil health and conserve groundwater.  The fourth event will include a tour of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney with UNL researchers Cody Creech and Dipak Santra.

No-till Field Day Schedule

  • June 23 at 9 a.m.: Box Butte County Field Day at the Watson Brothers' farm, 1561 CR 61, near Alliance.  Directions: From Highway 87 approximately 10 miles north of Alliance, turn west on Jefferson Road, travel 2 miles to CR 61 and then one-half mile north; or, from Highway 385 turn east on Jefferson Road on the north side of Simplot and travel 4 miles east to CR 61 and one-half mile north. The morning tour will feature a dryland cropping rotation of winter wheat, corn, and field peas and an irrigated rotation of winter wheat, dry edible beans, corn, and field peas.
  • June 24 at 2 p.m.: Banner County Field Day at the Jack Revelle and Bob Gifford farm. The tour will meet along Highway 71, one mile south of the Highway 71 and County Road 34 junction, approximately 17 miles south of Gering. This field day will focus on dryland and irrigated no-till crop production. Crops grown on the farm include field peas, dry edible beans, corn, and winter wheat.
  • June 25 at 9 a.m.: Dawes County Field Day at the Mark Betson Farm located along Highway 20 between Chadron and Crawford. Directions: Turn south at the Whitney junction along Highway 20 and drive 5 miles south to meet Betson at a field along the county road.  This field day will focus on no-till dryland crop production and integrating forages and livestock grazing into this no-till system.
  • June 26 at 9 a.m.:  UNL High Plains Ag Lab located at 3257 Road 109, near Sidney.  This field day includes:
    • a tour of the High Plains Ag Lab.
    • Cody Creech, UNL extension dryland cropping systems specialist, West Central Research and Extension Center, will discuss research on weed management for pea production and other aspects of dryland crop production.
    • Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist at UNL's Panhandle Research and Extension Center, will lead a tour of and discuss the 2015 pea variety trials; and
    • a tour of Mark and Pat Ernest's no-till farm near the Ag Lab.

Additional Information

For more information on these field days please contact Mark Watson, co-chair of the Panhandle No-till Partnership, at 308-760-5259.

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