Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Figure 1. Dry bean harvest underway in the Nebraska Panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 18. (Photo by Gary Stone)
Figure 1. Dry bean harvest underway in the Nebraska Panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 18. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Crop Update from the Panhandle

October 19, 2017
Recent dry weather opened up dry bean harvest, but slowed sugar beet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle. Dry bean harvest should be 80%-90% complete by the end of the week.

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Sugar beet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle 2015. Researchers are now studying opportunities for using sugar beets not processed for human consumption as a livestock feed. (Photo by Gary Stone)
Sugar beet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle 2015. Researchers are now studying opportunities for using sugar beets not processed for human consumption as a livestock feed. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Sugar Beet Chopping Demonstration Oct. 25 at Panhandle Research Feedlot

October 19, 2017
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are assessing the value of sugar beets for livestock growing and finishing diets. One part of the feed production process, sugar beet chopping, will be featured in a demonstration Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the University's Panhandle Research Feedlot near Scottsbluff.

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Wheat

Recap of 2017 Western Nebraska Wheat Crop and Implications for 2018

August 31, 2017
Some growers in western Nebraska had their best winter wheat yields ever in 2017 while others had some of their lowest yields. Moisture availability and disease were among the factors. See breakdowns by area.

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Has Ergot Altered Events in World History?

August 17, 2017
One of the few plant diseases that can also cause direct damage to humans, ergot, particularly in rye grain, may have been a factor in several world events..

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Western Nebraska Landlord-Tenant Cash Lease Workshop

August 15, 2017

An Aug. 29 Landlord-Tenant Cash Lease workshop is designed to help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for both parties involved and help maintain positive farm leasing relationships. It will be held at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center from 9-11:30 a.m.

Topics for discussion include:

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Nevin Lawrence speaking at 2016 Nebraska Dry Bean Field Day
Figure 1. The 2017 Dry Bean Field Day offers updates on the latest western Nebraska research. In this file photo Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence talks about pigweed control in dry beans at the 2016 Dry Bean Field Tour at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. (Photo by David Ostdiek)

Annual Nebraska Dry Bean Field Tour set for Aug. 22

August 9, 2017
Direct harvest, weed management, irrigation, genetics, disease control, and the economy are among the timely topics to be covered during the 2017 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for August 22 at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

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Figure 1. Nebraska Extension Specialist Dipak Santra describes field pea variety trials at the High Plains Ag Lab Field Day in 2016. This year's event will include similar field tours of research trials.rs June 21.

UNL High Plains Ag Lab to Host Field Day June 21

June 7, 2017
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day June 21 will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea, winter wheat, and forages.

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Cover Crops field trial

Cover Crop and Annual Forage Field Day June 29 near Sidney

June 5, 2017
A June 29 field day, Incorporating Cover Crops and Annual Forages into Cropping Systems, will be held at the University of Nebraska High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. University specialists and researchers will discuss what they're finding from their research and lead guided tours of field trials. RSVP by June 19

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