On-Farm Research Protocols

Nebraska Extension Protocols

These protocols are designed by UNL faculty to answer questions for your farming operation.

Click on a topic below to view or print a PDF.

Cover Crop Management

Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn or Soybeans

Corn CRM Hybrids for Improving Cover Crop Establishment

Crop Protection

Soybean Gall Midge Research

V5 Fungicide Applications for Corn

Crop Management

Final year of this study - farmer compensation is provided in 2021! Soybean Management Practices - Yield Benchmarking

Soygreen for Fields with Iron Deficiency Chlorosis

Soybean Early vs. Later Planting Date Protocol

Soybean Maturity Group Comparison with Early Planting

Planting Populations

Corn Planting Population: 4 Populations

Corn Planting Populations: 2 Populations

Soybean Population Research Protocol: 4 Populations

Soybean Population Research Protocol: 2 Populations

Variable Rate Planting: Protocols developed on an individual basis.

Contact us for more info:
Laura Thompson
402-245-2224
laura.thompson@unl.edu

Soil Fertility Management

New for 2021! Pivot Bio PROVEN(R) at One Nitrogen Rate

New for 2021! Pivot Bio PROVEN(R) at Two Nitrogen Rates

New for 2021! Precision nitrogen management study options (with grower compensation) can be found here

New for 2021! Crop Yield Response to Sulfur Application

Nitrification Inhibitor for Anhydrous Ammonia Application

Fall versus Spring Anhydrous Ammonia Application with and without a Nitrification Inhibitor

Starter Fertilizer

Pre-Plant Nitrogen Studies

UNL Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation +/- 30 lbs

UNL Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation vs. Producer Pre-Plant N Recommendation

UNL Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation vs. UNL N Recommendation as Variable Rate

Maize-N Pre-Plant Corn N Recommendation vs. Producer N Recommendation

Sidedress or Split-Application Nitrogen Studies

Maize-N Sidedress vs. Producer N Sidedress

PSNT-N +/-30 lb N/ac at Sidedress

UNL Corn Nitrogen Recommendation +/- 30 lb N/ac at Sidedress

UNL Nitrogen Calculator Spreadsheet

Sugar Studies

Sugar on Corn, Soybean, and Sorghum

Sugar vs. Fungicide vs. Check

Irrigation Management Protocols

Traditional vs. 75% Irrigation Study (with hybrid and population options)

Industry Partnership Protocols

These protocols are designed in cooperation with industry to answer specific questions.  For more details about each study, click on the links below.

Industry sponsored protocols for 2021 include starter fertilizer evaluation. Get in touch for more info.

Cutomized Protocols

Do you have a specific research topic in mind? We can design a protocol customized to your farming operation.

The following templates are Word Documents which can be downloaded and modified to fit your project.

Two Treatment, Paired Comparison Design

TWO TREATMENT, RANDOMIZED COMPLETE BLOCK DESIGN

THREE TREATMENT, Randomized complete block DESIGN

FOUR TREATMENT, randomized complete block dESIGN

For help setting up an on-farm research project, please contact us:

Find your local extension educator or
Laura Thompson
laura.thompson@unl.edu
402-245-2224