Strahinja Stepanović - Extension Educator

Strahinja Stephanovic

student, volunteer
Graduate Student
Agronomy
Work
402 W State Farm Rd North Platte NE 69101
US
Work 308-696-6700 On campus, dial 7-6700

Twitter: @agwithstrahinja
Blog: Ag with Strahinja
Core Extension Programs: Nebraska Ag Water Management Network (NAWMN), on-farm research, Field pea sustainability and production

Focus Areas
  • Water conservation and management in semiarid dryland and irrigated cropping systems
  • Agronomic evaluation of farming practices
  • Weed, insect and disease resistance management

Irrigated soybean in Perkins County, NE (2019).
Irrigated soybean in Perkins County, NE (2019).

Seeding Practices and Nitrogen Management for Western Nebraska Soybean: What Matters and Why

March 30, 2020
Continuous corn is the most common irrigated crop sequence in southwest Nebraska. Although rotating to other crops, such as soybeans, can mitigate some production issues of continuous corn and often boost the next year’s corn yield, larger adoption of soybeans has not readily occurred in this area.

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Should I Consider Spring Wheat in My Cropping System?

February 19, 2020
Beginning in the 1970’s winter wheat was included in Ecofarming rotations with no-till corn or grain sorghum and summer fallow as a means to capture and maintain soil water through snow retention, increased infiltration, reduced evaporation, and weed control with herbicides instead of tillage.

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Figure 1. Farmers examining different fertility treatments during 2019 August Field Day near Grant, NE.
Figure 1. Farmers examining different fertility treatments during 2019 August Field Day near Grant, NE.

Soybean Fertility Study in Western NE: What is Limiting High Yield and Protein?

February 7, 2020
Public universities and private companies were contacted early in 2019 to provide input on the study protocol that would compare multiple fertility programs for soybeans in western NE. A total of 12 fertility programs were compared.

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Main Factors Influencing Yellow Field Pea Protein Content in Nebraska

January 23, 2020
Yellow field peas (Pisum sativum L.) recently gained popularity across Nebraska due to their rotational benefits and increase in consumers' demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products.

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soybeans ready for harvest
Study investigating effects of row spacing, planting date, seeding rate and nitrogen management at Grant, NE (2019).

Seeding Recommendations for Irrigated Soybean and Dryland Corn in West-Central Nebraska

January 23, 2020
Continuous corn is the most common irrigated crop sequence in southwest Nebraska. Although rotating to other crops, such as soybeans, can mitigate some production issues of continuous corn and often boost the next year’s corn yield, larger adoption of soybean has not readily occurred in this area.

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Impact of Hybrid Selection, Planting Date and Seeding Rates on Dryland Corn in Western Nebraska

December 17, 2019
To study the effects of several agronomic practices on corn yield in western Nebraska, a strip trial was conducted at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center at Grant during the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons.

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Grain sorghum variety trial at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant, Nebraska, summer 2019.
Figure 1. Grain sorghum variety trial at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant, Nebraska, summer 2019.

Grain Sorghum Research in Western Nebraska

December 5, 2019
Grain sorghum variety testing was conducted at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant this year. The trial of 24 grain sorghum varieties also evaluated the effects of row spacing, comparing 15- and 30-inch rows.

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Yield and Water Use of Field Peas and Chickpeas Under Irrigation

November 7, 2019

In southwest Nebraska, irrigating corn and soybeans with limited water is challenging due to typically dry weather conditions and high crop water use (i.e., evapotranspiration or ET) in July and August.

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