Andrea Basche – Assistant Professor in Cropping Systems
September 28, 2022
In a recently published article, UNL researchers help shed light on common questions related to using cover crops as a way to meet soil health goals.
Rye in continuous corn April 19, 2018 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center near Mead.
September 9, 2022
An evaluation on the range of biomass production of cover crops, the amount of nitrogen in their biomass, and their C:N ratio to help inform nutrient changes following cover crops.
September 8, 2022
First-year results of a three-year study on weed suppression and yield results with regard to termination timing of cereal rye and hairy vetch cover crops.
Producers can now estimate the biomass, water use and nitrogen uptake of cereal rye — one of the most common cover crop species in the U.S. — using the new Cover Crop Biomass Calculator. (CropWatch file photo)
July 7, 2022
This new tool estimates cover crop growth with different planting and termination times across the state of Nebraska, to help producers maximize cover crop growth between fall harvest and spring planting.
May 3, 2022
First year results in a three-year study to determine cover crop decomposition and nitrogen release throughout the growing season.
April 4, 2022
Results of a 2021 UNL study to determine cover crop impacts on weed suppression through analysis of the soil seedbank.
January 20, 2022
UNL researchers share the results of a multi-year USDA-NRCS Soil Health Initiative study, which closely investigated the impact of cover crops on soil health in Nebraska.
Figure 1. Kernza® research fields in July 2019 at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. All Images are covered by a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND). Photos copyright The Land Institute (landinstitute.org).
April 20, 2021
The first coordinated research effort on Kernza as a potential cash grain crop for Nebraska producers shows promising results.