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 By Dave Ostdiek    Community    May 26, 2021

Panhandle Perspective:

Bob Harveson embarked on his career as a plant pathologist in the mid-1980s, which in 1999 took him to Scottsbluff as a specialist on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research, Exte...


High Plains Ag Lab Lives Up to Its History

As the new year begins, all is quiet at the research plots at the High Plains Agricultural Lab 6 miles northwest of Sidney. Winter wheat fields are dormant, and other fields await the spring...


Panhandle Perspective:

The COVID pandemic of 2020 has contributed to increased food insecurity for many Nebraska families. In response, communities have pitched in to help. And some of the donated food is produce that has...

 By Dave Ostdiek    News    August 10, 2018

UNL To Study Link Between Wheat Protein Levels, Fertilizer

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will conduct a two-year study to see how soil nitrogen levels affect protein levels in the grain that comes from Nebraska wheat fields. The team hopes to evaluate how grain...

 By Dave Ostdiek    News    February 14, 2018

First Lego League Gets Youth Involved In Science, Technology, Fun

More than 100 boys and girls from communities throughout the western half of Nebraska spent the better part of a recent Saturday together, in a competition that rewarded their imagination, creativity, cooperation and good sportsmanship. On the line...


Environment Trust grant helps improve groundwater aquifer data

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling efforts and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of...

 By Dave Ostdiek    News    July 8, 2014

Area wheat producers hear update on UNL research

Damage from the wheat streak mosaic virus costs wheat growers a lot of money in western Nebraska and other wheat-growing regions of the High Plains. How do environmental conditions affect the spread...


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