Nathan Mueller - Extension Educator

Nathan Mueller

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PO Box 978 306 W 3rd St Wilber NE 68465-0978
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Nathan serves as the Cropping Systems Extension Educator in Wilber, NE. After growing up on the family dairy farm northeast of Fremont, he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in agronomy from Kansas State University. His master’s degree focused on sediment and phosphorus movement in agricultural watersheds. His PhD research focused on soil fertility in corn and soybeans. Previous experience includes working for the Indiana State Department of Ag – Soil Conservation Division as a Resource Specialist Team Leader and assistant professor at SDSU serving as the state extension agronomist.

icon-academic-capEducation

  • Ph D, Kansas State University, 2012
  • MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
  • BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Effects of cultivars and nitrogen management on wheat grain yield and protein, Agronomy Journal, September 2021

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • NE On-Farm Resrch-Soybean Brd EST 21-22, Ne Soybean Board, October 2021

icon-keynotePresentations

  • Winter Wheat Production in a Corn-Soybean Rotation, South Dakota Agri-Business Association, Sioux Falls, SD

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • 2018 New Horizon Award, Nebraska Agribusiness Club, 2018
  • ASA Extension Education Community Award - Digital Decision Aids - 1st place, American Society of Agronomy, 2021
Area: Saline, Jefferson and Gage Counties

Degrees and Certifications
B.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
M.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
Ph.D. Agronomy, Kansas State University, 2012
Certified Crop Adviser - NE #106079
Areas of Focus: Precision ag data management, on-farm research, soil fertility and plant nutrition, eastern Nebraska cropping systems
Twitter: @croptechcafe
Blog: Crop Tech Cafe

a flooded field
Figure 1. With more rains mid-week Logan Creek left its bank, covering farmland in its path in Dodge County (Photos by Nathan Mueller)

Information and Resources for Flooded Fields

June 28, 2018
Following heavy rains in northeast Nebraska this week, many growers are facing some tough decisions. This offers information and resources to aid in assessment and decision-making.

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2018 wheat with bacterial leaf streak

Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent in Winter Wheat in 2018

June 22, 2018
Symptoms of bacterial leaf streak are increasing on flag leaves of winter wheat in east central Nebraska.

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Growers Share Wheat Condition, Yield Updates

May 3, 2018

The annual hard red winter wheat tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council, was conducted this week throughout Kansas, parts of Oklahoma, and along a path traversing four southern counties in Nebraska (Figure 1).

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Field of winter wheat
Figure 1. Field of winter wheat seeded at the recommended time. (Photo by Bob Klein, taken April 12, 2018)

Winter Wheat Progress Across the State

April 26, 2018
Winter wheat in the Nebraska Panhandle continues to be rated above average with most of the wheat rated good to excellent. Winter wheat in the west central, south central, and eastern areas is more varied, as described in this wheat progress and condition report.

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Soybean fields in planting date study at UNL's East Campus
Planting date studies conducted on UNL's East Campus showed yield decreases of 1/4 bu/ac (2003) and 5/8 bu/ac (2004) for each day after May 1 that soybean were planted.

Amplifying Positive Impacts of Early Soybean Planting

April 19, 2018
The benefits of planting soybean near May 1 are well documented. Now, what are the next steps growers can take to further expand on these benefits? Are different maturity groups warranted? What groups are typically being used in irrigated and rainfed environments in Nebraska?

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Planning Ahead for Winter Wheat: Review Corn and Soybean Herbicide Programs

April 13, 2018
If you're considering planting winter wheat next fall, be sure to review the corn and soybean herbicide programs you plan to use this spring to avoid rotation restrictions that would limit your cropping options.

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Graph of yields from soybean population study

What On-Farm Research has Taught Us about Soybean Seeding Rates

April 6, 2018
More than a decade of on-farm research studies in Nebraska show how soybean seeding rates (and the related input costs) can be reduced without significantly affecting yield. See what growers learned and consider whether a change might benefit your bottom line.

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Join the Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Grower Email Group

April 5, 2018
A new email listserve offers eastern Nebraska winter wheat growers a means for asking questions and sharing information with other growers as well as getting weekly highlights and resources.

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