Getting Started with On-Farm Research

Interactive Grower's Guide

Online Grower's Guide

This interactive, online magazine provides comprehensive information for those considering on-farm research. The "Grower's Guide to On-Farm Research" was designed to be used in conjunction with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network. It provides a overview of what growers can expect, including: irrigation, nitrogen management in corn production, corn population and cover crops.

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On-Farm Research is sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Board.

Nebraska Extension Protocols

These protocols are designed by UNL faculty to answer questions that are of critical importance to your farming operation.

Click on a topic below to view or print a PDF.

Cover Crops

NEW! Corn CRM Hybrids for Improving Cover Crop Establishment

3-year Rye Cover Crop Study (for sloping or sandy soil)

Crop Management - Population

Corn Planting Population: 4 Populations

Corn Planting Populations: 2 Populations

Soybean Population Research Protocol: 4 Populations

Variable Rate Planting: Protocols developed on an individual basis.

Contact us for more info:
Laura Thompson
402-472-8043
laura.thompson@unl.edu

Crop Protection

V5 Fungicide Applications for Corn

Sugar Studies

Sugar on Corn, Soybean, and Sorghum

Sugar vs. Fungicide vs. Check

Nitrogen Management - Pre-Plant Studies

UNL Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation +/- 30 lbs

UNL Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation vs. Producer Pre-Plant N Recommendation

UNL Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation vs. UNL N Recommendation as Variable Rate

Maize-N Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation vs. Producer N Recommendation

Nitrogen Management - Sidedress Studies

2017 Featured Study - Nitrogen Decision Management Tools
Do you use a nitrogen decision model to determine your N rate?  Are you interested a research project about your recommendation strategy?  More sidedress N management protocols and opportunities coming soon!

Maize-N Sidedress vs. Producer N Sidedress

PSNT-N +/-30 lb N/ac at Sidedress

UNL Corn Nitrogen Recommendation +/- 30 lb N/ac at Sidedress

UNL Nitrogen Calculator Spreadsheet

For nitrogen calculator help:
Brian Krienke
402-472-5147
krienke.brian@unl.edu

Evaluating Sidedress Nitrogen Decision Tools

Irrigation Management Protocols

Traditional vs. 75% Irrigation Study (with hybrid and population options)

Industry Partnership Protocols

These protocols are designed in cooperation with industry to answer specific questions.  For more details about each study, click on the links below.

Commence Seed Treatment on Corn

NEW! Agnition Commence Seed Treatment

Growth Promoters & Biological Products

AnnGro R Fertilizer Additive (ANNGRO USA)

Cutomized Protocols

Do you have a specific research topic in mind? We can design a protocol customized to your farming operation.

Contact us:
Find your local extension educator or
Laura Thompson
laura.thompson@unl.edu
402-624-8033