West Central Research and Extension Center

Managing herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth is just one of the topics on the Crop Production Roadshow coming to west central Nebraska starting Feb. 1.
Managing herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth is just one of the topics on the Crop Production Roadshow coming to west central Nebraska starting Feb. 1.

Crop Production Roadshow in West Central Nebraska

January 19, 2018
Nebraska Extension will be hosting a Crop Production Roadshow in west central Nebraska starting February 1. The six meetings will feature brief updates on production issues and research topics targeted to the region.

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Market Journal

Market Journal: Marketing Key to Profitability in 2017 TAPS Contest

January 12, 2018
With the Testing Ag Performance Solutions Contest (TAPS) growers competed to see who could produce corn most profitably, efficiently, and with the highest yield. Learn what were the leading factors for success and what participants learned on this week's Market Journal.

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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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Figure 1. Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension irrigation specialist at the West Central REC, shares details of the UNL-TAPS project with some tour participants earlier this summer.

West Cental REC Water and Crops Field Day Aug. 24

August 7, 2017
Learn from growers and researchers testing new ways to maintain or increase crop yields while saving water at the Water and Crops Field Day August 24 in North Platte. University researchers from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado as well as Nebraska will speak on water-efficient crop production.

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Figure 1. Water use efficiency in corn production is one dimension of the UNL-TAPS competition being conducted out of the West Central REC.

View Corn Contest Plots at UNL-TAPS Field Tour June 27

June 8, 2017
Learn from some of the most successful corn growers in Nebraska at a June 27 UNL-TAPS field tour and project update at the West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte.

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The Aug. 24 openhouse will feature presentations, demonstrations and commercial exhibits related to cattle and natural resource management.
The Aug. 24 openhouse will feature presentations, demonstrations and commercial exhibits related to cattle and natural resource management.

Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab Open House Aug. 24

August 12, 2016
An Aug. 24 open house at UNL's Gundmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will feature presentations, demonstrations and commercial exhibits related to cattle and natural resource management.

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Field Day to Explore Systems Approach to Cropping and Irrigation Management

August 4, 2016

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance will host a field day on the Systems Approach to Cropping and Irrigation Management Tuesday, August 23 at North Platte.

The West Central Water and Crops Field Day will be at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center at 402 W. State Farm Road, starting with registration at 8 a.m. and presentations at 8:30 a.m.

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