Panhandle Research and Extension Center

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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Figure 1. Wilting symptoms in seedling sugar beet caused by Rhizoctonia root and crown rot. Soil testing and using a disease index developed at the university's Panhandle Research and Extension Center can help identify high risk fields before planting. (Photos by Bob Harveson)

Creating a Soil Disease Index for Nebraska Sugar Beet

December 13, 2017
Soil testing and a disease index developed at the university's Panhandle Research and Extension Center can help growers identify rhizoctonia risk levels of fields before they're planted to sugar beets.

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Western Nebraska Sustain Ag Conference 2016
The Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference explores a variety of production options for ag producers seeking new and alternative options to keep their operations sustainable.

Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference Dec. 16

December 1, 2017
Learn from successful practitioners and explore new ideas for creating a more diverse and sustainable farm or ranch operation at this year's Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference. The conference will be December 16 in Sidney.

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Extension Training for Farm Record-Keeping Software

November 27, 2017
Tune up your farm and ranch record-keeping skills at Nebraska Extension training opportunities this December at the Panhandle Research and Education Center in Scottsbluff.

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Mixture of chopped sugarbeets and wheat

University Studies Sugarbeets as a Livestock Feed for Weaned Calves

November 17, 2017
In the third year of its research on using chopped sugarbeets for livestock feed, university researchers are moving from using pregnant cows to weaned calves as their research subjects. Growing and finishing trials will be conducted with calves both receiving and not receiving sugarbeets as an energy source.

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