Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center


At the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center, we innovate and conduct research to make life better for Nebraska ag producers, rural communities, businesses, children, and families. Our 19 program specialists, extension educators and research scientists work with local stakeholders to identify and prioritize challenges facing western Nebraska. They share ideas and collaborate with colleagues across the nation and world to discover solutions to local problems.

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Nebraska wheat sees variety of diseases across Nebraska

Dr. Stephen Wegulo, UNL plant pathologist, discusses some of the diseases he has seen across Nebraska in the wheat.

The choice of supplementing or not for summer grazing yearlings

Karla Wilke, Nebraska Extension cow-calf stocker and range management specialist, discusses her study on performance and reducing labor costs with supplementation strategies of summer grazing yearlings.

HPAL and Cullan Farms on 2024 Wheat Tour

The UNL 2024 Wheat Variety Tour on June 13 viewed 60 wheat varieties at HPAL in Sidney and visited Cullan Farms in Box Butte County.

Sampling cover crops and soils

The Cover Crop Initiative Project is in its second year. In May, Vesh Thapa, UNL postdoctoral research associate, talked about their outing to sample soils and plants.

Planting chickpea trials

Nebraska Extension Dry Bean Breeder Carlos Urrea and his crew were out in late April planting chickpea trials at the Mitchell Ag Lab plots.

On-Farm Research: direct harvest of dry edible beans

A Nebraska 2024 On-Farm Research Network meeting was held in Alliance on Feb. 21 at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.
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