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HPAL annual research update is Feb. 18

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, as well as administrative and business updates, will be shared with the HPAL advisory board and the public at the annual research update scheduled for Feb. 18 at Sidney.

The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Sidney Campus of Western Nebraska Community College. For questions, call the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918.

The public is welcome. Agenda topics include:

· Welcome by HPAL Advisory Board chair Keith Rexroth

· Director’s update by Dr. Jack Whittier, Panhandle Director of Research and Extension

· Operations update, Rob Higgins, Farm Manager

• Research updates: Herbicide testing on field peas, Dr. Cody Creech; winter canola under different tillage, Dr. Cody Creech; field peas and summer annual forage mixtures for beef cattle, Dr. Karla Jenkins; grain legumes for western Nebraska (pea and fenugreek), Dr. Dipak Santra; field research of biotech crops, Bill Struckmeyer; sunflower hybrids for western Nebraska, Dr. Dipak Santra; wheat stem sawfly update, Dr. Jeff Bradshaw; proso millet breeding, genetics and genomics, Dr. Dipak Santra; and a presentation on the Colorado Proso Millet Breeding Association by producer Lane Strum

• Advisory board discussions and business.

–UNL Extension

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