Streaming On-Farm Research Offers Live, Timely Results from Research Studies

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Streaming On-Farm Research Offers Live, Timely Results from Research Studies

New for the 2020 growing season, Nebraska Extension presents “Streaming On-Farm Research,” a series of short live webinars for farmers and ag professionals. These events will occur weekly, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Sessions will be 30 minutes, featuring 15 minutes of presentation, and 15 minutes of Q&A. Each presentation will cover recent on-farm research data on topics relevant to current growing season activities.

“During the past growing season, Nebraska farmers worked with Extension faculty to complete over 100 on-farm research studies on relevant agronomic topics. These live online sessions are a great way to benefit from the data and information these farmers have generated,” said Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension Educator.

The first four sessions feature topics of soybean planting date, soybean seeding rate, starter fertilizer use in corn, interseeding cover crops, and opportunities with precision ag technologies. The schedule for the first four weeks is as follows:

  • April 14: "Soybean Yield Benchmarking: The Impact of Planting Date, Seeding Rate, and Fungicide and Insecticide Applications"
  • April 21: "Starter Fertilizer for Corn"
  • April 28: "Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn: Key Considerations for Success"
  • May 5: "Using Precision Ag Technologies to Implement Seeding Rate and Nitrogen Rate On-Farm Research Studies On-the-go"

“The goal of these sessions is to provide relevant and timely on-farm research results and methods to help farmers make management decisions on their acres” said Megan Taylor, Nebraska Extension Educator.

“We wanted to start this program as a way to bring valuable information about on-farm research to Nebraska farmers and learn from their comments and suggestions,” said Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator.

The live webinars are free and open to all and may be accessed using either Facebook or Zoom.

To join on Facebook, go to the following page at the start time: https://www.facebook.com/OnFarmResearch/

To join on Zoom, use the following meeting link: https://go.unl.edu/streamingofr

For more information visit: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/streaming-farm-research