Nebraska On-Farm Research Network

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

2016 Growing Season Research Results Book is now Available!

Click here to go to results home page to view and download a pdf copy!


ILeVO Seed Treatment Shows Promise for Sudden Death Syndrome

In 2015, three farmers working with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network evaluated ILeVO®, a Bayer Crop Science seed treatment. While this product has shown promise for addressing SDS, there are no clear guidelines to determine at what point a field will see enough response to ILeVO® to justify treatment.

The objectives of this study were

      1. to evaluate if the seed treatment ILeVO® provided additional benefit beyond that currently provided by variety selection and
      2. to determine if ILeVO® provided adequate control of SDS in early planted soybeans. Read more...

    Project SENSE 2015 Results Summary
    Project SENSE is a special effort focused on using crop canopy sensors to direct in-season nitrogen application in corn. This 2-page document provides an introduction to Project SENSE and a summary of research results from year 1.

    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.

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    Increase Profitability with On-Farm Research March 16, 2017

    Jerry Mulliken discusses what he's learned from conducting more than 30 research studies on his farm near Nickerson, Nebraska. On-farm research provides meaningful information specific to a farm's soils, farming practices, and local conditions, allowing growers to make management decisions with confidence. Learn more from a farmer's perspective in this article and video.

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    Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson taking early season stand counts as part of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Project. Thompson and Extension Educator Keith Glewen are research coordinators.

    Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research Results February 7, 2017

    Results from more than 70 on-farm research projects conducted in Nebraska in 2016 will be shared at meetings scheduled for five Nebraska sites. These research projects cover products, practices, and new technologies that impact farm productivity and profitability.

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    Meet Bryon Chvatal, a Nebraska On-Farm Researcher February 7, 2017

    Bryon Chvatal of Prague has been conducting trials through the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network for the last 10-12 years, each season taking 40-80 acres to test a practice, product or machinery change. He farms a “mostly dryland,” no-till corn-soybean rotation.

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    SARE North Central Region

    Apply Now for 2017 SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants September 23, 2016

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Farmer Rancher Grant Program of the North Central Region of USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

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    10 Steps for On-Farm Research Success April 21, 2016

    Interested in testing a practice or product under your field conditions and available equipment? Here are 10 steps to help ensure your results are reliable and meaningful to your operation.

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