High Plains Ag Lab virtual annual meeting set for Feb.16

The annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Research Update and Advisory Board Meeting is going virtual for 2021. It will begin at 1 p.m. MST on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 on the Zoom webinar platform.

At the annual research update, the latest results from crop and livestock research at HPAL, as well as administrative and business updates, will be shared with the HPAL advisory board and the public.

Anyone who wants to participate in the meeting should call the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918 to obtain a link where they can join. Participants will need an internet connection and web browser on their home computer, or else a mobile device connected to a network or internet and the Zoom application installed.

The research report topics include:

Welcome and Overview – Cody Creech, UNL Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

Update on Alternative Crops - Dipak Santra, UNL Alternative Crops Breeder

Sawfly-Resistant Wheat and Seed Treatment for Sawfly Control – Jeff Bradshaw, Entomology

Fertility Management in Winter Wheat – Bijesh Maharjan, Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist

Strategic Supplementation and Stocker Marketing Options – Karla Wilke, Range Management Cow/Calf Specialist

Management of Oat Forages in Nebraska – Mitchell Stephenson, Range and Forage Management Specialist

Variety Testing Results – Amanda Easterly, Assistant Research Professor

Dryland Crops – Cody Creech, Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

Marketing – Jessica Groskopf, Regional Ag Economist

UNL Small Grains Breeding Program – Katherine Frels, UNL small grains breeding specialist and geneticist

Following the annual research update, the HPAL Advisory Committee will hold its annual meeting.