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.

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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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Nebraska's pesticide container recycling program in its 27th year
Apr 18 – When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Read more
Nebraska Extension offers May field crop scout training
Apr 17 – A May 9 Nebraska Extension training course is scheduled for industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests. Read more