View High-Tech Sensors in Action at Project SENSE Updates

Project SENSE high-tech sensors operating in Corn
Figure 1. Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE update sessions in August. (Photos by Laura Thompson)

View High-Tech Sensors in Action at Project SENSE Updates July 20, 2017

Project SENSE update sessions are planned in five locations across Nebraska in August. Project SENSE (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment) focuses on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use. During the sessions, growers will learn how to outfit and implement the project’s nitrogen management strategy on their operations.

Project SENSE in corn

Strategies which direct crop nitrogen status at early growth stages are a promising way to improve nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and improve groundwater nitrate levels.  Growers will see a live demonstration of the project’s high clearance nitrogen applicator outfitted with active crop canopy sensors. Attendees will learn how producers are conducting research trials on their own fields in partnership with the Project SENSE team.  There will also be a fixed wing drone exhibition, weather permitting.

Update sessions will take place on the following days:

  • Aug. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: From Hebron, ¾ mile east of HWY 81 on River Rd.
  • Aug. 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: 548 Rd. 14, Schuyler
  • Aug. 14, 5 – 7 p.m.: From Monroe 3 miles south on Monroe Rd. then 3.5 miles east
  • Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: From Chapman, west on G Rd. to 2nd Rd., north to K Rd., east 1 mile to 3rd rd., south ½ mile
  • Aug. 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: 3730 Denton Rd, Beaver Crossing

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is due two days in advance for meal-planning purposes. To pre-register, call 308-754-5422 or email tingram5@unl.edu.

For more information, visit http://cropwatch.unl.edu/projectsense. Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

Project SENSE is a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Corn Board, five Natural Resources Districts (Central Platte, Little Blue, Lower Loup, Lower Platte North, and Upper Big Blue) in Nebraska, and producers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.