Water, Crops and Soil Health Field Day

The Annual Water, Crops, and Soil Health Field Day will be held on August 25 at the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center. Watch the video to learn more about what the field day will hold.

ESU 16: TAPS for High School

The TAPS program facilitates a real-life farm management competition that allows participants to test different farming strategies and technologies. Local ag instructors are working with ESU 16 to create a TAPS curriculum that would teach high school students about the decision-making process that goes along with farming. Watch the video to learn more about the high school TAPS curriculum.

Assessing Freeze Injury to Wheat

Growers across the state are concerned about abnormally low temperatures that occurred several times over the past week.  With low temperatures in the early hours of May 21 and 22 along with winter wheat close to the normal growth stage at the present time, it has been subjected to a number of stressors this growing season. Dry planting conditions and continued drought have reduced crop tillering and vegetative growth, and scattered hail has occurred in a handful of wheat-growing regions. Continue reading the Crop Watch article

Water Riches Field Trip
Faculty, staff and students at WCREEC spent the day learning about Nebraska water and its history on June 9 with a Water Riches Field Trip.
The day was spent discussing the hydrogeology of Nebraska Sandhills, the High Plains Aquifer and the North Platte River near Lake Ogallala.
Retried Professor, Robert Diffendal, explained how the Brule Formation, the Ash Hallow Formation, and Broadwater Formation developed millions of years ago.
Central Public Power and Irrigation District hosted a tour at the Kingsley Hydroplant to explain the purpose of the plant and how it works.
The tour concluded at the water interpretive center to give context to all the ponts covered in the tour.
Thank you to Doug Hallum, Robert Diffendal, Shane Tucker, Jon Garbish and Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District for leading the tours and explaining the importance of Nebraska water and its history.
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