Nebraska On-Farm Research Network
On-Farm Research Network Working with producers to address critical production, profitability, and natural resources questions.
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)
Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE update sessions at 5 sites this August.
If you've been thinking about incorporating an on-farm research study this year, the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network still has several opportunities.
Figure 1. Laura Thompson discusses an on-farm research plan with Dean Stevens, a corn-soybean farmer near Falls City. A new tool on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network website allows growers to find out about research projects conducted on farms in their area.
A new tool on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network website allows growers to click on a map of Nebraska to find out about research projects conducted on farms in their area.
Figure 1. Liquid fertilizer manifold used on a planter for applying starter fertilizer. (Photo by Charles Shapiro)
As you evaluate the cost of inputs, consider this: Only focusing on expenses without subsequent income changes is misleading. The most profitable plan uses the most profitable inputs. Is a starter fertilizer one of those inputs? The authors look at university and grower research under various conditions to see when a starter fertilizer offers economic benefits.
On Farm Research Results
Increase yield 1-6 bu/acre & value $11-15/acre
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(Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment)
Project SENSE encourages adoption of in-season nitrogen (N) application for corn. This practice increases nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), and reduces nitrate loss to groundwater.
On-Farm Research App
Create field treatment strips, develop a research study map and track research on your own fields.
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