Keith Glewen - Extension Educator

Keith Glewen

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1071 County Rd G Ithaca NE 68033-2234
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Work 402-624-8030 On campus, dial 7-8030
Keith Glewen is a University of Nebraska faculty member with a 100% Extension appointment in the Southeast Research and Extension Center District. He has regional and in some cases, statewide program responsibilities for agronomic and natural resource/environmental related issues, with particular emphasis in areas of agricultural profitability, on-farm research and soil and water management-stewardship. Recently, Glewen has focused his efforts on developing programs for industry consultants that support farm operators in the Midwest Region. Glewen has worked with faculty and stakeholders to successfully develop a Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinic at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research & Development Center. Field based training sessions are offered during the growing season to provide crop consultants and industry agronomists with diagnostic training to enhance the application of best management practices in the production of row crops. In 2018, 242 participants representing 39 Nebraska Counties and 13 States estimated the value of this training to be $43.1 million dollars. In working with commodity boards, Glewen has secured funding to implement research and education programs. They have included, Soybean Management Field Days, Irrigation and Energy Management Field Days, Nebraska Soybean Day & Machinery Expo, Nebraska No-Till Conference and Nebraska Cover Crop Conference. Early in his career, Glewen developed a very effective program with farm operators focusing on transferring field research to the farm, entitled the Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project. This project engaged farm operators in eight Nebraska counties conducting on-farm research. Today the project has expanded under the umbrella of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network. Many of the above programs are based on partnerships developed through relative and effective programing during his career. Besides the above, Glewen has been effective in working with area farm operators in developing and growing effective corn and soybean commodity organizations, considered to be among the most active in Nebraska.

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • 2017 Soybean Management Field Days Research Update, Soybean Management Field Days Research Update - 2017, December 2017

Faculty Bio

2018 Soybean Management Field Day at Cedar Bluffs site
Figure 1. At this year's Soybean Management Field Days, sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff, growers will learn how to increase profits while becoming competitive in the global market. Several speakers will address research on integrating cover crops into soybean rotations. (Photo by Lana Johnson)

Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days at 4 Locations Aug. 13-16

July 25, 2019
Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 13-16 offer valuable, research-based information to help growers stay competitive in the global marketplace and increase profits while meeting the world's growing food and energy needs right here in Nebraska.

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2018 Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic on Soils
Figure 1. Extension Educator Keith Glewen demonstrates how soil layers are affected by various practices at the 2018 Soil Health Clinic. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

August Clinics Offer In-Field Training on Soil Health, Corn and Soybean Production

July 25, 2019
Nebraska Extension is offering in-field training opportunities at three Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics: the Soil Health Clinic Aug. 22, the Midwest Soybean Production Clinic Aug. 27, and the Midwest Corn Production Clinic Aug. 28.

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Map of the Corn Belt showing locations for the 2019 Corn Yield Forecasts
Map of the Corn Belt showing locations for the 2019 Corn Yield Forecasts

2019 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 8, 2019
Agronomists address how the Corn Yield Forecast Center develops yield forecasts, what to expect during the growing season, and how to use the forecasts to inform farm decisions. Tables detailing soil types and crop management for each of the 41 locations are included.

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Figure 1. Growers surveyed about why they conduct on-farm research said that, among other benefits, they appreciated getting to share their results and talk with other growers about their research at winter meetings.

Study Highlights Motivations and Impact of Participating in an On-Farm Research Network

May 31, 2019
Forty Nebraska growers participating in the On-Farm Research Network recently shared why they conduct on-farm research and what it's meant to be part of a group of researchers. The results, published in the Agronomy Journal, illustrate a range of benefits, including cost savings and economic gains.

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Figure 1. A research plot at the university’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead on May 13, 2019. The entire plot is covered with no-till corn residue. The west half also is covered with a November 17 planted cereal rye cover crop. Soil temperatures 2 inches deep were recorded in each half, but were essentially the same, so are averaged in this report.
Figure 1. A research plot at the university’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead on May 13, 2019. The entire plot is covered with no-till corn residue. The west half also is covered with a November 17 planted cereal rye cover crop. Soil temperatures 2 inches deep were recorded in each half, but were essentially the same, so are averaged in this report.

Soybean Germination/Emergence with April Planting Dates Relative to Coincident Air and Soil Temperatures in April and May

May 16, 2019
A closer look at air and soil temperatures in April and soybean germination and emergence from 10 planting dates did not find chilling injury, despite periods below 50°F. Further research is needed to better understand the imbibitional period in soybean.

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Research plot with no-till corn residue, with left half planted to cereal rye in November 2018

Considerations when Planting Soybean Early

April 25, 2019
If you're planning to get an early start on your soybean planting, be sure to check for recommended soil temperatures and the forecast for the coming 48 hours to ensure optimal conditions for achieving good emergence.

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Figure showing reductions in nitrification based on temeprature.
Figure 1. Reductions in nitrification over time based on temperature.

Anhydrous Ammonia Conversion

April 18, 2019
The environmental conditions allowing for anhydrous injury in 2018 are different then what we are experiencing this year. This brief looks at factors affecting the conversion from ammonia to usable soil nitrate.

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Combining soybeans in 2018
University researchers are seeking 20 growers in eastern Nebraska to study practices to improve soybean yields.

Study Area Expanded for Growers Interested in Participating in Soybean Yield Gap Research

March 28, 2019
The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) has expanded the area where it is seeking 20 farmers to study 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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