Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Wheat stem sawfly

What’s New in Entomology: Nebraska Panhandle January 9, 2019

Key crop insect pests to watch for in the Panhandle, including western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm, corn earworm, wheat stem sawfly, alfalfa weevil, grasshoppers, and a potential new pest, the brown marmorated stink bug. This article is from the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings.

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Figure 1. Sugarbeet harvest near Scottsbluff, November 2018. (Photos by Gary Stone)

Sugar Beet Harvest Finishes Well November 27, 2018

It was a good sugar beet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle and now beets are being processed. Nebraska ranks fifth in the nation in sugar beet production

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SDI Irrigation at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Figure 1. An aerial view of the plot at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center where the Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) system has been installed. The field is in the upper half of the photo and irregular in shape. The circular shape of the previous field, which was irrigated by a small center-pivot system, is still visible. (Photo by Xin Qiao)

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Being Tested at Panhandle Center November 2, 2018

A state-of-the-art subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system has been installed at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff and this summer was tested under production of great northern beans.

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Figure 1. Researchers tour multiple dry bean variety plots at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center to identify favorable traits for varieties grown in Nebraska and elsewhere. (Photo by David Ostdiek)
Figure 1. Inspecting a variety plot of dry beans north of Scottsbluff are (from left) Phil Miklas, USDA plant breeder; Carlos Urrea, UNL dry bean breeding specialist; Tim Porch, USDA plant breeder; and Karen Cichy, USDA plant breeder. (Photo by David Ostdiek)

Worldwide Collaboration to Breed Better Dry Beans September 27, 2018

Researchers from USDA, UNL, and other land-grant universities are working together to help identify traits to improve dry bean quality in Nebraska and worldwide.

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Dry bean harvest in Scotts Bluff County Sept. 12, 2018 (Photo by Gary Stone)
Dry bean harvest underway in Scotts Bluff County Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Dry Edible Bean Harvest Underway in the Panhandle September 13, 2018

With limited precipitation and warm temperatures this week, dry beans turned quickly and harvest has started. Conditions should provide for good data collection from on-farm research of using direct harvesting methods.

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Dry edible beans in a research plot at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center
New technologies in irrigated production of dry edible beans will be one of the features of the Aug. 29 Panhandle Ag Research and Technology Tour at Scottsbluff.

Explore New Research and Ag Technologies at Panhandle Tour Aug. 29 August 24, 2018

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host an innovative field day featuring the latest research and technologies for crop production in western Nebraska Aug. 29 in Scottsbluff.

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Grain sorghum variety trial
A grain sorghum variety trial will be just one of the stops on the High Plains Ag Lab Field Tour Aug. 14.

High Plains Ag Lab Summer Field Day Aug. 14 August 1, 2018

UNL research on dryland crops, especially sunflowers, proso millet, and grain sorghum, will be the focus of the High Plains Ag Lab Field Day Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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Proso millet, also known as broomcorn millet, at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney.

UNL, CSU Organize International Proso Millet Symposium for Aug. 8-11 July 23, 2018

This International Millet Symposium will focus on millet production in the United States and the world; millet breeding, genetics and genomics; and millet uses and products around the world. Nebraska is one of three states producing 95% of the US crop.

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