UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Jan. 27

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Jan. 27

January 20, 2015

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney will be among topics at this year's research update Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Sidney Campus of Western Nebraska Community College.

Agenda topics include:

  • Welcome by HPAL Advisory Board chair Keith Rexroth
  • Director's update by Jack Whittier, Panhandle Director of Research and Extension
  • Operations update, Tom Nightingale, Farm Manager
  • Research updates:
    • Wheat stem sawfly, with Jeff Bradshaw, extension entomologist;
    • Proso millet breeding, with Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist;
    • Oil seed crops breeding and production with Santra;
    • Winter canola under different tillage, Robert Higgins;
    • Field research of biotech crops, Bill Struckmeyer;
    • What's new in soil management? with Gary Hergert, extension soils specialist;
    • Grain legumes at HPAL, Santra;
    • Herbicide testing on field peas and fenugreek, Robert Higgins; and
    • Field peas and summer annual forage mixtures for beef cattle, extension beef specialist Karla Jenkins.
  • Recognition of Tom Nightingale's career and contributions to HPAL

More Information

Contact the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918.

David Ostdiek
Communications Specialist, Panhandle REC

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