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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

Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE update sessions at 5 sites this August.

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Bags of corn seed

On-Farm Research Opportunities for This Season April 28, 2017

If you've been thinking about incorporating an on-farm research study this year, the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network still has several opportunities.

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Laura Thompson and Dean Stevens in the field
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.

Find Nearby On-Farm Research Results More Quickly with New Website April 26, 2017

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.

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Results Finder Web Page

New Online Tool Helps Growers Easily Find On-Farm Research Results April 24, 2017

A new tool is available on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) website that allows growers to simply click on a map of Nebraska to find out about research projects conducted on farms in their area.

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Figure 1. Liquid fertilizer manifold used on a planter for applying starter fertilizer. (Photo by Charles Shapiro)

Starter Fertilizer: When is it Warranted? April 12, 2017

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.

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On-Farm Research Seminar
A tractor applies nitrogen to corn

Project SENSE

(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.

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On-Farm Research App

On-Farm Research App

Create field treatment strips, develop a research study map and track research on your own fields.

Available on iPhone, iPad & Android
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