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.

Specialists at this center work in multiple disciplines including:

To see a complete list of all the current job openings in the West Central District, please click here.

Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension Agriculture Water Management Specialist, outlines 2017’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions contest, in which teams competed to manage profitability, efficiency and yield.

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Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, describes how dry soils could threaten the state's winter wheat crop.

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Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, outlines the results of Nebraska Extension’s dicamba survey.

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When it comes to buying corn seed, avoid investing in GMO insect protection you don't need. This guide looks at available traits and which proteins are effective on which pest species to help growers select the product best suited to their fields.

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more