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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New herbicide coming for sugar beets

Some Nebraska sugar beet growers will have a new herbicide for managing palmer amaranth this year. Nevin Lawrence, Neb Extension integrated weed management specialist, explains.

UNL High Plains Ag Lab looks at impact of tillage

UNL HPAL looks at wheat cropping systems

A study of previous yield data going back decades was looked at in cropping decisions. With more information is Amanda Easterly, Nebraska Extension research assistant professor.

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.

Students learn technology and more at Incredible STEM Day

The Nebraska Extension second annual Incredible STEM Day hosted fifth-graders at the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff on Feb. 7. Nathan Rice, Nebraska Extension 4-H educator, explained more on the event.

Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinic visits Gering

The 2024 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinic was held on Jan. 3 in Gering. The annual meeting is one of eight hosted by Extension.
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