Project SENSE Sessions to Feature High-Tech Sensors in Action

Project SENSE Sessions to Feature High-Tech Sensors in Action July 20, 2016

Project SENSE update sessions are planned for several locations across Nebraska. Growers will learn how to outfit and implement the project's nitrogen management strategy on their operations. Project SENSE (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment) focuses on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use.

Strategies that direct crop nitrogen status at early growth stages are a promising way to improve nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and improve groundwater nitrate levels. Growers will see a live demonstration of the project's high-clearance nitrogen applicator, outfitted with active crop canopy sensors. Attendees will learn how producers are conducting research trials on their own fields in partnership with the Project SENSE team.

Update sessions will take place on the following days: 

  • July 27, 10 a.m. to noon: Arnie Hinkson farm, 2003 N. Cameron Road, Cairo
  • July 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cole Anderson farm, 3730 Denton Road, Beaver Crossing
  • Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Bailey’s Ag Supply, 548 Road 14, Schuyler
  • Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Duncan Fire Hall, Duncan

Project SENSE sensors being used in corn

Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE sessions at four locations in July and August. (Photo by Richard Ferguson)


Richard Ferguson, associate department head and soil fertility specialist in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, recently spoke with KRVN about Project SENSE. Listen

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is due two days in advance for meal-planning purposes. To pre-register, call 402-624-8000 or e-mail christina.franklin@unl.edu. RSVP by July 20 with Central Platte NRD at 308 -385-6282 or lee@cpnrd.org for the Cairo location only.

For more information, visit http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml. Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

Project SENSE is a collaborative effort of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Corn Board, five Natural Resource Districts (Central Platte, Little Blue, Lower Loup, Lower Platte North, and Upper Big Blue) and producers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.