Keith Glewen - Extension Educator

Keith Glewen

Faculty Bio

Crop Scout Training participants identifying weeds during the 2018 course.
Crop Scout Training participants identify weeds during the 2018 course. The March 5 event is for pest managers while a May 8 training course will be for entry-level scouts.

Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers March 5 February 13, 2019

This course, to be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center near Mead, is ideal for new employees preparing to take the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) exam and serves as an excellent refresher course for experienced personnel.

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Extension Educator Nathan Mueller and grower Ryan Siefken scout an on-farm soybean research plot in eastern Nebraska. (Photo by Laura Thompson)
Extension Educator Nathan Mueller and grower Ryan Siefken scout an on-farm soybean research plot in eastern Nebraska. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

20 Growers Sought for Soybean Yield Gap Study February 8, 2019

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) is seeking 20 farmers to participate in a study of how to optimize soybean yields. Here's more on the practices being studied and what's needed from the growers and the university researchers.

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Nebraska farmer Joe Birkel on the benefits of on-farm research

Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research January 28, 2019

More than 70 farmer-led, on-farm research projects on products, practices, and new technologies impacting farm productivity and profitability will be featured at the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network meetings this February.

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A field of cover crops

Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 14 January 11, 2019

Soil health "rock stars" are on the speaker line-up for the February 14 Nebraska Cover Crop Conference. It's free, but seats are limited and registration is required.

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Double cropping trial near Mead

Double Cropping Field Peas with Cover Crops, Forages, and Short-Season Crops January 9, 2019

Farmers throughout the Corn Belt may want to consider diversifying traditional corn and soybean rotations to increase agronomic sustainability and to spread financial risks associated with low market prices of corn and soybean. An alternative is a more diverse crop rotation using field pea (short-season grain crop) followed by cover crops, forages, or short-season crops (Figure 1).

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Chart of nitro use efficiency and partial profits

Profit and Nitrogen Use Efficiency Gain Using Sensor-Guided Fertigation January 9, 2019

A UNL study of sensor-based and model-informed fertigation treatments confirms that sensor fertigation treatments are consistently the most profitable and efficient methods of applying N compared to current best management practices (BMPs).

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Baled soybean residue in a field
Figure 1. Baled soybean residue (Photo by Todd Whitney)

What is the Value of Soybean Residue? December 13, 2018

This Q&A addresses questions about baling soybean residue, including its nutrient value and comparison with other sources, economic value, and what should be considered when deciding whether to bale soybean residue.

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Card promoting Soybean Day & Expo

Soybean Day and Expo to Focus on Profitability Tactics November 26, 2018

What are soybean producers in the top 40% of profitability doing differently than those in the bottom 30%? Get practical tips and techniques to focus on profitability at the Dec. 13 Soybean Day and Machinery Expo in Wahoo.

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