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Nebraska UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day is Aug. 4

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day scheduled for Aug. 4 will highlight UNL research into grass for biofuel, alternative crops, weed and insect control, livestock grazing, and other topics. In addition, wheat growers will have an opportunity to hear results of 2011 variety trials.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the High Plains Ag Lab shop. Tour topics and speakers include:

• Grass for biofuel production: Jim Margheim, research supervisor

• Flexible fallow: Juan Miceli-Garcia, graduate student

• Results of 2011 Winter Wheat Variety Trials; Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist

• Forages after irrigated winter wheat; Aaron Berger, Extension educator

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• Pea cube supplements for cattle; Karla Jenkins, cow-calf/range specialist

• Integrated crop/livestock research; Karla Jenkins and Drew Lyon, dryland cropping systems specialist

• Can we knock out the bad insects while keeping the good insects in range? Jeff Bradshaw, entomologist

• A 60-foot entomological “finger to the wind”; Jeff Bradshaw

• Proso millet and other alternative crops; Dipak Santra

• Flaming for weed control in organic sunflower; Drew Lyon

The Field Day will conclude by noon. To get to the High Plains Ag Lab office, take U.S. 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley), then drive about 2 miles west, then one-half mile north. The shop is about one-half mile east of the office.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day scheduled for Aug. 4 will highlight UNL research into grass for biofuel, alternative crops, weed and insect control, livestock grazing, and other topics. In addition, wheat growers will have an opportunity to hear results of 2011 variety trials.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the High Plains Ag Lab shop. Tour topics and speakers include:

• Grass for biofuel production: Jim Margheim, research supervisor

• Flexible fallow: Juan Miceli-Garcia, graduate student

• Results of 2011 Winter Wheat Variety Trials; Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist

• Forages after irrigated winter wheat; Aaron Berger, Extension educator

• Pea cube supplements for cattle; Karla Jenkins, cow-calf/range specialist

• Integrated crop/livestock research; Karla Jenkins and Drew Lyon, dryland cropping systems specialist

• Can we knock out the bad insects while keeping the good insects in range? Jeff Bradshaw, entomologist

• A 60-foot entomological “finger to the wind”; Jeff Bradshaw

• Proso millet and other alternative crops; Dipak Santra

• Flaming for weed control in organic sunflower; Drew Lyon

The Field Day will conclude by noon. To get to the High Plains Ag Lab office, take U.S. 385 to the Huntsman Elevator (6 miles north of Sidney or 7 miles south of Gurley), then drive about 2 miles west, then one-half mile north. The shop is about one-half mile east of the office.

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