Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Figure 1. Carlos Urrea, dry edible bean breeding specialist (left), and research technician Eduardo Valentin Cruzado tend to the 800 varieties of dry beans taking over the bean greenhouse at the university’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Figure 1. Carlos Urrea, dry edible bean breeding specialist (left), and research technician Eduardo Valentin Cruzado tend to the 800 varieties of dry beans taking over the bean greenhouse at the university’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Dry Edible Bean Breeding Greenhouse — It’s A Jungle In There

April 6, 2018
About 800 dry bean varieties, planted in December in individual pots, are growing like crazy – far above the typical height in Panhandle bean fields. Part of a university study of how various foods affect the human gut microbiome, these beans represent the first large-scale genetic analysis of these traits in dry beans.

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Women in Agriculture Conference April 13 at Sidney

March 19, 2018
“Keep Life Simple” is the theme of a Women in Agriculture Conference, which will feature information and advice about simplicity and excellence, using weather monitoring tools in agriculture, making meals with a multi-cooker, forage production, youth loans, farming with disabilities, and more.

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Figure 1. Sulphur cinquefoil flower (Photos by Gary Stone)
Figure 1. Sulphur cinquefoil flower (Photos by Gary Stone)

Sulphur Cinquefoil — An Invasive Species in Nebraska

March 16, 2018
Sulphur cinquefoil is a perennial forb and aggressive invasive species that establishes quickly in disturbed areas and over-grazed sites. Prevention and, if necessary, timely identification and management are the best routes to containing this invader.

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Tax Reform Workshop March 14 at Scottsbluff

March 7, 2018
Western Nebraska farmers and ranchers are invited to a tax reform workshop March 14 to learn about the impacts of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on their 2018 tax liability.

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Publication Looks at State’s Secondary Aquifers

January 26, 2018
Most know of the High Plains or Ogallala Aquifer, but what of Nebraska's seven secondary aquifers? This university guide, dedicated to the state's well-drillers, discusses various characteristics of each of the aquifers and includes overlay maps to show their location.

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Dry beans

2017 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results

January 11, 2018
Results of the 2017 variety trials for dry edible beans and peas are now available on CropWatch. The trials were conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

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Sugarbeet Weed. Links to full article.

Herbicide-Resistant Kochia, Palmer, and Waterhemp in the Panhandle: Distribution and Management

January 8, 2018
Several field trials were undertaken in 2017 to look at options for controlling herbicide-resistant kochia, Palmer amaranth, and waterhemp in dry bean, corn, and sugarbeet. In addition over 80 kochia, Palmer amaranth, and waterhemp plants were collected for testing of herbicide resistance. Of these 50% of kochia and 13% of Palmer amaranth plants tested were resistant to field rates of glyphosate. While options are limited in the Panhandle, pairing crop rotations with herbicide programs using PRE and layby treatments provided effective control of key weed species. An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.

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