Panhandle Research and Extension Center

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A drone’s eye view of UNL dry bean variety trial plots at the Mitchell Ag Lab north of Scottsbluff.

2020 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results Released

December 16, 2020
Results of the 2020 variety trials for dry edible beans and field peas conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are now available.

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links to Panhandle Center to Host Virtual Field Day Dec. 1-2

Panhandle Center to Host Virtual Field Day Dec. 1-2

November 18, 2020
The Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center is hosting a virtual field day, the “Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour – Plus” (PARTT Plus) on December 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MST) each day.

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Field Days, Wheat Variety Tours in Western Nebraska Will Be Available as Self-guided or Online Events

June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting limits on public face-to-face programs, but Nebraska Extension will sponsor a variety of events in mid-June to share updates on the wheat variety trials and crop and livestock research conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln in western Nebraska.

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Update on Irrigation Tunnel Repairs Affecting Growers in Nebraska and Wyoming

December 17, 2019
Following a visit from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s top official, twp irrigation districts in the North Platte Valley have selected repair and upgrade options for three tunnels along the main supply canal.

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UNL Partners with Panhandle Farm to Research Hemp

December 12, 2019
The Panhandle Research and Extension Center has embarked on a partnership with a family farm corporation in Scotts Bluff County to research various aspects of growing industrial hemp for seed production in the Panhandle.

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Irrigation District staff lay down a fabric mat to reduce erosion of excavated soil.

Permanent Repairs Set for Tunnels on Wyoming-Nebraska Irrigation Canal

November 20, 2019
Irrigation Districts serving eastern Wyoming-western Nebraska growers are moving forward with plans to repair tunnels along the 129-mile irrigation canal.

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Water is flowing again at the tunnel entrance on the Gering-Fort Laramie and Goshen Irrigation Canal
The Goshen/Gering-Ft Laramie irrigation canal is again supplying water to growers in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Update on North Platte River Valley Canal Irrigation System

September 13, 2019
With a preliminary fix in place for the Goshen/Gering-Ft Laramie irrigation canal, irrigation district and government officials are now looking at the next steps for ensuring the whole canal can be a consistent source of water for upcoming cropping seasons.

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Water is flowing again in the Gering-Fort Laramie and Goshen Irrigation Canal
Water is flowing again in the Gering-Fort Laramie and Goshen Irrigation Canal and tunnel

Water Flowing Again in the Gering-Fort Laramie and Goshen Irrigation Canal

August 30, 2019
Water began flowing in the Gering-Fort Laramie and Goshen irrigation canal early Aug. 28 for the first time in about six weeks. Repairs to a canal tunnel are enough to allow water flow, but likely are not permanent. Our story includes a slideshow and three time-lapse videos of crops growing in the affected area.

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