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.

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!

WCREC professors Jerry Volesky and Travis Mulliniks recipients of  awards.

Jerry Volesky, Range & Forage Systems Specialist at WCREC was recently awarded the 2019 Nebraska Section, Society for Range Management Service Award at the groups annual meeting.  The Range Management Service Award recognizes range management professionals for outstanding service in promoting wise management and use of Nebraska rangeland resources. More can be read at North Platte Extension Educator Recognized


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