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Nebraska Extension projects look at viability and economics of mint in Panhandle

Two recent projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff involved growing peppermint and spearmint, doing it well, and saving money and greenhouse gasses.

"Way back in 2017, there was a farmer, a native of Nebraska, who had been living in Idaho and been involved in mint production. When he came back, he wanted to start growing mint. He contacted me on everything mint. I had no idea, so I started doing research," said Dipak Santra, Nebraska Extension alternative crops breeding specialist. Mint is grown for its oil, which is added...


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