The Panhandle No-Till Partnership will host a series of field days in our area again this summer.
The field days will begin with a southern Panhandle tour June 23 at the University of Nebraska High Plains Ag Lab 6 miles north on highway 385 of Sidney. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at the research center. Drew Lyon will guide the tour of the latest no-till research being conducted at the Ag Lab including crop and forage production.
The tour will also include visits to producer fields to view crop rotations, including field peas, winter wheat, edible beans, sorghum, proso millet, sunflower and corn on dry land and irrigated fields. Producers Ron Jessen and Pat and Mark Ernest will highlight their no-till crop production operations.
On June 24, the field day will begin at Jack Revelle and Bob Gifford's farm located 16 miles south of Gering on highway 71. The tour will begin along the west side of the highway between mile markers 42 and 43, 1-1/2 south of County Road 34. Revelle and Gifford will explain their no-till crop production on dryland and irrigated fields. The tour will continue afterwards that day on Larry Pahl's farm.
These tours are designed as informal, information field days where numerous topics of no-till crop production will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided following each tour.
For more information, contact Mark Watson, Panhandle no-till education coordinator, at 308-760-5259 or e-mail him at [email protected]