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Wheat growers have a techy new way to get the latest variety testing results.

After two years of product development and testing, a team of researchers at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is unveiling its new Wheat Variety App — a web-based application that contains the same results Nebraska growers have come to expect from UNL’s Crop Variety and Hybrid Testing Program research, but in a new customized format. With a few clicks, growers can now filter test results to find their perfect wheat variety options with ease.

The holiday season can be a busy and stressful time for families. Along with those hectic schedules, the cold winter weather can make it challenging for squeezing in some physical activity each day. However, being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need at least 2½ hours of physical activity a week, and children need 60 minutes a day. Follow these tips to add more activity during the winter months:

Diseases, insects, drought and age take a toll on windbreak plantings. Planting of all sizes, from a few trees on a city property to miles of trees around a farm, will eventually require tree replacement or renovation. Late fall is a good time to assess your windbreak and order trees for spring planting. Most windbreaks, even those with a few gaps, can be renovated to maintain or enhance their effectiveness. 

Fall Windbreak Site Preparation   

Site preparation should begin this fall for next spring’s plantings. Proper site preparation can mean the difference between a successful tree planting and a failure.  

Yucca plants, which are also called soapweed, can be quite common on rangeland in western and central Nebraska. In some areas, they can be quite thick and significantly reduce grass production. There are ways, though, to reclaim those grazing lands. Once established, yucca plants can increase on drier rangeland sites. They produce a deep taproot that competes aggressively for the limited water in these soils. With sharp leaves protecting the plant, cattle rarely eat it during summer.

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Faculty Spotlight: Maria de Guzman

January 18, 2022
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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Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees

January 13, 2022
Her story begins the same as many others in agriculture.

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Student scholarships available for 2022 Women in Agriculture conference

January 12, 2022
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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Registration open for ServSafe® training Feb. 15-16 in Scottsbluff

January 7, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Feb. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I. 

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