West Central Research and Extension 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.

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This year’s Field Day is jointly sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance (NEWBA) and the Ogallala Aquifer Project. Water is one of Nebraska's most valuable natural resources. This Field Day offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in water to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water. Participants will be able to interact with Nebraska Extension specialists and educators, and industry leaders on water issues that may affect their operations. Approximately 35 commercial venders will be on hand to provide live demonstrations of how their products can help farmers manage their fields. UNL-TAPS updates, field tours and a TAPS Calcutta will also be included. Site research tours in the afternoon will let you see management strategies and equipment up close with experts on hand to answer your specific questions.
Please join us at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory for the 19th Annual Open House. Presentations will be given throughout the day on various aspects of cattle and natural resource management. Businesses, services and associations supporting the beef cattle industry will participate. Activities, demonstrations and commercial exhibits are planned so our guests can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Tony Adesemoye, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, shares information on soilborne pathogens which favor cool and wet weather conditions around the planting season.

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Down in the Weeds: Daran Rudnick discusses the first year of the TAPS Farm Management competition.

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View latest crop and pest research at South Central Ag Lab Aug. 29
Aug 20 – Participants will be able to tour multiple field research trials in six key areas Aug. 29 at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory field day. Read more
Nebraska Extension helps farm families plan for the future
Aug 8 – Nebraska Extension is focused on making sure those at the front line of the agriculture industry — farm and ranch families — have a plan in place for how operations will be managed for years to come. Read more