Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Table of corn payments for Panhandle Counties

Farm Program Payments and Projections for the Nebraska Panhandle April 10, 2017

This Panhandle Perspectives column, published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, offers data and examples specific to western Nebraska.

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Alexander Pavlista

Potato Specialist Alex Pavlista Retiring March 30, 2017

Alexander Pavlista’s retirement at the end of March marks the end of 50 years of research, 29 of them at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. A Nebraska Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Pavlista was the university's lead potato expert.

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Medusahead Grass
Figure 1. Medusahead seed head, Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski (Photo credit: Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org)

Detecting Invasive Species: Medusahead March 10, 2017

Growers are encourage to watch for Medusahead, an invasive weed species that is now in Wyoming and moving eastward. If it reaches the Pine Ridge area or Sandhills, it could cause devastating damage to the ecology and range production. The concept of early detection and rapid response, as described here, will be important to its containment.

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Women in Ag Sidney Conference

Women in Agriculture Conference April 7 at Sidney March 9, 2017

The Women in Agriculture Conference: Improving Agriculture, Improving Lives will feature information and advice on a range of subjects, including: coping with stress, preserving food, creating sustainable landscapes, setting priorities, and preparing for disasters.

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pea variety trials at the High Plains Ag Lab
Figure 1. Dipak Santra is shown here in one of the field pea trials that Vernon Florke will be discussing at the annual High Plains Agricultural Laboratory Research Update March 2 in Sidney.

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update March 2 February 20, 2017

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, as well as administrative and business updates, will be presented March 2 in Sidney.

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Pathfinder Reservoir Dam Overflow photo by Gary Stone
Figure 1. Overflow from Pathfinder Dam in Wyoming, part of the North Platte River Reservoir system. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Status of North Platte River Water Reservoirs February 14, 2017

I usually start reporting on river flows and water reservoirs affecting western Nebraska in early May, but with recent national news about the spillway at the Oroville Dam in California, you may be wondering about the status of snowpack water content and the reservoir levels along the North Platte River in Wyoming.

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Carlos Urrea in a field of chickpea disease resistance trials.
Figure 1. Carlos Urrea, UNL dry bean breeder, stands in a chickpea field trial in 2015. The bright yellow pods of the New Hope cultivar (middle) are not showing any damage from Ascohyta blight, while the two cultivars on either side are exhibiting blight damage.

New Chickpea Cultivar—New Hope—Offers Just That February 13, 2017

After more than 10 years of research and development, University of Nebraska researchers have registered a new chickpea cultivar that offers enhanced disease resistance and production potential. The chickpea’s name — New Hope — well reflects their optimism for its value to producers, particularly in western Nebraska where disease has limited production.

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