Free to attend, the field day includes plot tours that will highlight research on pulse crops, sensor-based irrigation, breeding program and white mold updates for dry beans, and pest management in sunflowers.
The second Fenster professor in UNL's history, Creech's research and extension efforts since 2015 have focused on enhancing agronomic practices to increase profitability, optimizing soil water conservation and delivering weed management solutions.
Speakers from UNL and other academic institutions, as well as the USDA NRCS will present information on soil health, soil health programs and management practices that affect soil health in the region.
Eight video episodes have been released and available to view online in the Farm Sci-Ed video series, which highlights the “science and education behind farming” and integrated pest management research.
For the first time, winter field pea varieties are being tested in Nebraska as a winter crop, as it has the potential to increase a wheat-based dryland crop production system's sustainability, and economic viability of dryland farming in the Nebraska Panhandle and High Plains in general.
PLAN aims to use sensors, low-cost telemetry such as Internet of Things (IoT), localized algorithms, and an interactive data display and processing interface to better serve the farming community in the Nebraska Panhandle.