Western Nebraska

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Hail Damage to Crops in Scotts Bluff Area

July 6, 2023
Extension experts weigh in on recent hail impacts in Nebraska and options producers should take into consideration regarding weed and disease control for damaged crops.

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Carter Canyon rangeland
Rangeland in Carter Canyon, where the perennial grasses meet the cheatgrass. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

A Year Later Effects of Wildfire Still Felt on Rangelands

July 5, 2023
On June 9, producers and landowners received information on how 2022 fires may still affect their ranges, including recommendations for grazing and cheatgrass control in 2023. 

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Sidney wheat field

Western Nebraska Winter Wheat Sees Effects of Tough Winter

May 11, 2023
Nebraska Extension Dryland Cropping Specialist Cody Creech discusses the status and outlook for winter wheat in western Nebraska.

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Water for Agriculture Project Surveys Panhandle Residents on Local Water Issues

May 11, 2021
Residents of North Platte Valley will receive short surveys to share their views on local water and agricultural issues, to better identify the needs of western Nebraskans.

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New dry edible bean plot

UNL Dry Bean Breeding Program Announces Public Release of Two New Dry Edible Bean Varieties

April 19, 2021
Two new dry edible bean varieties will be available to producers in the near future — a great northern bean suitable for direct harvest and the other, a slow-darkening pinto bean variety with longer shelf life.

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Cody Creech being recorded in a field
A video camera took the place of live audiences for the High Plains Ag Lab Virtual Field Day, as Cody Creech, dryland cropping systems specialist and research supervisor at HPAL, discusses one of the research projects underway at the plots north of Sidney.

High Plains Ag Lab Virtual Field Day Now Online

July 8, 2020
Social distancing ruled out an in-person field day this June. However, the Virtual Field Day website has a collection of videos and other online presentations (such as narrated Powerpoints) that convey the same type of information that would have been available in person.

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Impact of Hybrid Selection, Planting Date and Seeding Rates on Dryland Corn in Western Nebraska

December 17, 2019
To study the effects of several agronomic practices on corn yield in western Nebraska, a strip trial was conducted at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center at Grant during the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons.

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Figure 1. Field of early-planted corn that burned up due to drought conditions during the early season in 2017. (Photo by Strahinja Stepanovic)
Figure 1. Field of early-planted corn that burned up due to drought conditions during the early season in 2017. (Photo by Strahinja Stepanovic)

Impact of Hybrid Selection, Planting Date, and Seeding Rates on Dryland Corn in Western Nebraska

December 14, 2018
Results from a one-year study in western Nebraska to evaluate the effects of planting date on dryland corn and whether seeding rate recommendations should be reconsidered for late planting dates.

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