The UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host the annual Panhandle Ag Research and Technology Tour – PARTT. This annual field day will feature new equipment and technology in irrigated crops such as dry beans, sugarbeets, and corn. Field tours will show off current research in soil and nutrition management, ag economics, irrigation, plant pathology, weed management, plant breeding, and entomology.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., the morning keynote will be provided by Richard Bischoff, associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic leader success of UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Plot tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until lunch. Four trailers will take visitors on the plot tours, each visiting the plots in a different order. Each stop will last about 25 minutes.
A free lunch will be served at noon, with a keynote address by Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen. After lunch the tour moves inside to the auditorium for several presentations until 2 p.m. will include these topics and speakers:
Innovative Solutions for Water Management in Western Nebraska (John Berge, General Manager, North Platte Natural Resources District)
2018 Farm Bill (Jessica Groskopf, Ag Economist, Nebraska Extension)
Question-Answer Panel on the canal break on the Gering-Fort Laramie Canal
A pair of technology demonstrations will be offered at 2 p.m., the first on robotics and the second on a weed sprayer.
In addition to the tour, vendors will showcase new equipment and ag technologies.
For more information contact event chair Xin Qiao, Irrigation and Water Management Specialist, at 308-632-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org