Precision Nitrogen Management On-Farm Research Project

nitrogen application to corn field

Precision Nitrogen Management On-Farm Research Project

Are you interested in how agriculture technologies can improve nitrogen management on your farm?

Nebraska Extension received a $1.2 million On-Farm Conservation Innovation grant from USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service which connects corn and wheat producers across Nebraska with access to cutting-edge technologies through on-farm research.

The goal is for producers to get hands-on experience with new technologies to manage nitrogen more efficiently and evaluate how these technologies will work on their operation. Interested producers will be able to select from several project options. They include:

  • Nitrification Inhibitors for Corn
  • Crop Canopy Sensing for Corn N Management
  • Crop Model Based Tools for Corn N Management and Split-Applications
  • Crop Sensing for Wheat N Management.

Growers and consultants will work closely with Nebraska Extension to accomplish the project. Eligible producers who complete these studies will receive $1,300 for recognition of their time and resource commitments and to mitigate risk of potential yield (and therefore potential profit) loss. Cooperating producers will also be eligible to receive up to $1,200 for eligible technology costs associated with these studies.

Interested growers, especially those who fall apply nitrogen, should contact Laura Thompson, Extension Educator – Director, Nebraska On-Farm Research Network at laura.thompson@unl.edu or 402-245-2224.

Additional information regarding the project can be found at the Precision Nitrogen Management On-Farm Research Project page.