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Corn and Soybean Season 

KNOP News Anchor Maressa Burke visited with Chuck Burr, Water Cropping Systems Extension Educator, regarding the corn and soybean 2021 planting season.  Chuck explained the research being conducted with the use of drones in applying pesticides in small doses where needed and therefore limiting the amount of pesticides in the environment.  The full interview can be viewed at KNOP News 2.

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. . .

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!

The National Agricultural Aviation Association had the opportunity to visit the University of Nebraska's Pesticide Application Technology Lab this past summer.  The purpose of the visit was to tour the lab and find out more about its research and the potential for future work involving aerial application.  Dr. Greg Kruger, associate professor and director of the PAT lab provided the tour and information on the research being conducted.  With the NAAA's permission, the article can be read in the Fall 2019 issue of Agricultural Aviation.

University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist Dr. Jerry Volesky provides an update on pasture conditions across the state, and what it means for calving and hay production.

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Panhandle Perspectives: New geophysical equipment at UNL Panhandle Center heralds major research advances

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Conservation and Survey Division (CSD) School of Natural Resources has established a new applied geophysics research program in Scottsbluff that is prepared to investigate environmental and agricultural issues in the Scottsbluff area and elsewhere in Nebraska.

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Faculty Spotlight: Maria de Guzman

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Meet Maria de Guzman, professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, as well as chair for the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.

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Student scholarships available for 2022 Women in Agriculture conference

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The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will award up to 15 scholarships to students to attend the 2022 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 24 and 25 in Kearney.

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