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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2024 Wheat Tour - Banner and Deuel Counties

The UNL 2024 Wheat Variety Tour hit two counties on June 11, with morning stop in Banner County at Jim Wyatt’s farm and in the afternoon at V&F Seeds in Deuel County.

2024 Wheat Tour - Fairbury

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crop Performance Testing Program held its first wheat variety tour at Knobel Seeds, Jefferson County, on June 6. Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping specialist, fills us in on what they saw in the wheat fields.

NSHS: Soil health principles

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Nebraska State Soil Scientist Carlos Villarreal explains the soil health principles they discuss with producers.

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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