Western Nebraska

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 guidelines ruled out conducting an in-person field day this June at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney. But anybody who wants to learn about research taking place at the 2,400-acre facility can easily do so online, from the comfort of their home or office, and at any time of the day or night.

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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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