Nebraska On-Farm Research Network

Working with Nebraska's producers for 26 years to address critical production, profitability, and natural resources questions.


Project SENSE Introductory Video

Watch this video to learn more about this Nebraska On-Farm Research Network project focused on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use through crop canopy sensors. 

On-Farm Research App Puts Resources At Your Fingertips

2015onfarm"Accessing resources from the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is now available at your fingertips - in the field, in the tractor or truck, or wherever you want to use the research app.  The research app was launched in April 2015 is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. Learn more and download the app.

 2014 Growing Season Research Results Book is now Available

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5 Cover Crop Studies Show Varied Results

5covercropFive growers worked with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network in 2014 to assess the use of cover crops for their farming operations.  Specifically, these producers were concerned with the impact of cover crops on the yield of the subsequent cash crop.  The results of these five studies are explored here, moving from west to east across the state.

Intoducing: Project SENSE

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is launching a new project focused on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use.  Project SENSE (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment) will implement 20 on-farm research sites each year, over the next 3 years.  Richard Ferguson, UNL Extension Soil Specialist, is leading the project which will focus on crop canopy sensors to direct variable-rate, in-season nitrogen application in corn. Read more...

Producers Experiment with Variable Rate Seeding

Producers ExperimentWith the capability of planters to variable-rate seed, more farmers are trying this feature out in their fields.  The technology holds promise as it can help increase return on investment of seed by putting more seeds where there is more potential for increased yield.  Two Nebraska producers are working with Nebraska's On-Farm Research Network to better understand the yield and economic consequence of their variable-rate planting strategy. Read more...