Laila Puntel - Extension Soil Fertility and Precision Ag Specialist

Laila Puntel

faculty
Work Keim Hall (KEIM) 175
Lincoln NE 68583-0915
US
Work 402-472-6449 On campus, dial 2-6449

Faculty Bio

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A variable rate nitrogen prescription is applied on Monte Murkel’s Nebraska farm as part of a Nebraska On-Farm Research study to evaluate how optimum nitrogen rate varied in his field.

Farmer Focus: Wheat Producer Explores NinjaAg’s Performance in Nitrogen Management

October 12, 2022
Results of Nebraska farmer Monte Murkle's on-farm research study to determine whether a variable rate nitrogen prescription is an improvement to his traditional flat-rate nitrogen management.

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Figure 1. Departure from normal precipitation during 2022 growing season in Nebraska.

Another Dry Year: What to Know About Leftover Nitrogen in Soil Following Dry Conditions

September 28, 2022
In irrigated or dryland areas with normal production, management practices may continue as normal, but for dryland areas with drastic yield reductions, there is potential for nitrogen fertilizer adjustment for the 2023 crop.

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Nebraska grower Jon Walz was one of 35 producers involved in the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) evaluating various technologies to improve their nitrogen use efficiency. (Photo by Elizabeth Hodges)

Farmer Focus: Producer Engages in On-Farm Research Project to Cut Input Costs

July 14, 2022
Results of one Nebraska grower's on-farm research on reducing nitrogen inputs by using a Trimble GreenSeeker crop sensor and Corteva's Granular Insights decision support system.

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UNL is Helping Build a Tool to Optimize Soybean Management Decisions

June 9, 2022
UNL is seeking producers willing to provide field and management data that will be used in the development of a new online cropping system optimization decision tool for soybean farmers.

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Photo courtesy Kevin Kudera

Farmer Focus: Nebraska Growers Put Pivot Bio to the Test Via On-Farm Research Studies

April 7, 2022
This first installment of Nebraska On-Farm Research's new series highlights research done by two Nebraska farm families and a crop consultant on Pivot Bio products.

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Considerations for In-season Nitrogen Management in Corn

March 30, 2022
Most areas in Nebraska likely haven't had significant nitrogen losses to already applied nitrogen, but unfavorable soil conditions during nitrogen application and precipitation in April could lead to additional losses.

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Optimize your Nitrogen Investment with Precision Agriculture Technologies

October 28, 2021
In a growing season with high fertilizer prices like the upcoming 2022, varying the amount of N within the field could result in cost savings and yield increase, boosting your overall field profit.

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By incorporating residual nitrate-nitrogen into the nitrogen fertilizer prescription, there is potential to substantially reduce fertilizer cost per acre.

Now is the Time to Use the Nutrients You are Banking in Your Soils

October 20, 2021
With the recent increase in fertilizer prices, it is more important than ever to use the right amount of fertilizer to maximize the economic returns. Applying too little or too much fertilizer can result in substantial economic loss.

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