West Central Research and Extension Center

District Interest

Since 1904, the West Central Research and Extension Center (WCREC) at North Platte has addressed problems and concerns specific to the counties of West Central Nebraska.

Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on pasture and range conditions in west central Nebraska and talks about considerations for the rest of the grazing season. Producers can learn more about these topics at the 2017 Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab Open House later this month.
Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes the appearance of painted lady butterflies in certain areas of Nebraska.
Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, talks about the benefits and challenges of using dicamba.

Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, explains how farmers can best control glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed.

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Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension educator in entomology, discusses the potential impact horn flies can have on pastured cattle.

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Nebraska Extension seeks farm, ranch succession plan survey participants
Sep 20 – Nebraska Extension is encouraging the state’s farmers and ranchers to complete a survey regarding their farm or ranch succession plans. Read more
Nebraska Extension to launch beef webinar series targeting feedyards
Sep 15 – Nebraska Extension is offering a new way to get information on timely beef topics in a series of hosted webinars. Read more