West Central Research, Extension and Education Center

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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.

Trenton Houston, master's degree student at WCREEC was featured in the North Platte Telegraph regarding his research to develop protocols for applying pesticides with drones, or as Trenton prefers call them "unmanned aircraft systems" UAS.  Continue reading about the drone-aided research. . .

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 


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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021
Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mariah Newmyer

April 12, 2021
Meet Mariah Newmyer, a food, nutrition and health Extension educator at the West Central Research and Extension Center.

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The Biggest Grower returns with summer learning, scholarship for high schoolers

April 7, 2021
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer.

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LOG N 4-H leadership camp set for May 25-26 at Halsey

April 6, 2021
Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H (LOG N Camp), which gives western Nebraska youth in grades 5 through 7 (current school year) an opportunity to gain leadership skills while meeting students from across the Panhandle, will take place May 25-26 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey.

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