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By David Ostdiek
Communications Associate Panhandle R and E Center 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVE: Mint as an Alternative Crop

 

March 11, 2020

Courtesy Photo

A closer view of Scotch, a variety of spearmint, in the variety plots at the Panhandle Center.

Mint is not grown commercially in Nebraska on a large scale yet – there are less than 500 acres – but a project at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff is aimed at providing answers about whether farmers could grow it here and which varieties might grow best.

A three-year project to identify the best mint varieties for western Nebraska began in 2018 and is scheduled to continue through the 2020 growing season. The project is funded by a Nebraska Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, and is carried out in collaboration with Dr....



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