UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day Set

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day Set

Schedule includes research on biofuels, alternative crops, livestock grazing.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day scheduled for Aug. 4.

 It will highlight University of Nebraska research into grass for biofuels, 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 across Nebraska, says David Ostdiek, communication specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

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

• Grass for biofuel production, presented by Jim Margheim, research supervisor.

• Flexible fallow, presented by Juan Miceli-Garcia, graduate student

• Results of 2011 Winter Wheat Variety Trials, presented by Dipak Santra, alternative crops breeding specialist.

• Forages after irrigated winter wheat, presented by Aaron Berger, Extension educator.

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

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

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

A 60-foot entomological "finger to the wind," presented by Jeff Bradshaw.

Proso millet and other alternative crops, presented by 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 ½ mile north. The shop is about one-half mile east of the office.
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