Virtual Water & Crops Field DayPlease join us for the UNL West Central Research & Extension Center Virtual Water & Crops Field day on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Learn about pest management, water & nitrate management, and research updates from the area. No cost. Register by Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
Ranchers with drought plans make some pivotal moves soonerA recent study by the National Drought Mitigation Center found that having a drought plan increased the likelihood that ranchers took some actions during drought.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
Extension Crop Production Clinics to go virtual in JanuaryThe 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.
TAPS Awards Ceremony Moves to Virtual Platform
By: Krystle Rhoades, TAPS Program Manager
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) Awards Banquet was held virtually on January 16, 2021. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions locally and university policy the tough decision was made to cancel the in-person event.
The Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House Online Webinar sponsored by Elanco was held on August 26, 2020. Webinar sessions were recorded and can be viewed at GSL 2020 Open House
The UNL West Central Research, Extension and Education Center Annual Water and Crops Field Day was held on August 27, 2020. All sessions were recorded and can be viewed at https://go.unl.edu/t5qq
The Field Day focused on "Using Precision Technology to Improve Profitability" with sessions on pest management, water and N management and research updates from the area.
Greg Kruger, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture explains spraying technique and environmental impact to North Platte Telegraph reporter Job Vigil. The full interview along with a video of the equipment in action can be found at nptelegraph.com
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program has been awarded an $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Innovation Grant to develop ag competitions. Congratulations to the TAPS team!