Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research

Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research January 20, 2016

Schedule

Lunch will be served at all locations.

  • North Platte — Feb. 8 at the West Central Research and Extension Center; registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the program is from 12-4:30 p.m. CDT.
  • Grand Island — Feb. 9 at the Hall County Extension Office on the College Park Campus; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Norfolk — Feb. 11 at the Lifelong Learning Center located on the Northeast Community College Campus; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Near Mead — Feb. 12 at the University of Nebraska’s Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC); registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

Variable rate seeding, seed treatments, cover crops, and fungicide applications are among the research topics to be presented at the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network programs this February.

Growers will share results from the on-farm research they conducted in 2015 in field-length, replicated treatment comparisons.

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is a statewide, on-farm research program that addresses critical farmer production, profitability, and natural resource questions. The on-farm research projects are conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers using their equipment. The research is in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty and sponsored by Nebraska Extension in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, the Nebraska Corn Board, and the Nebraska Soybean Board.

Research projects to be discussed include: 

  • variable rate seeding,
  • planting populations,
  • Maize-N nitrogen rate decision tool for sidedress nitrogen,
  • starter fertilizer,
  • fungicide applications,
  • row spacing,
  • cover crops,
  • foliar micronutrients,
  • seed treatments (including new treatment for Sudden Death Syndrome), and others. 

Project SENSE  (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment)  also will be discussed.  This is a special three-year research initiative focusing on using crop canopy sensors to direct variable-rate, in-season nitrogen application to improve the efficiency of nitrogen fertilization in corn.

Certified Crop Advisor Credits are applied for and pending upon approval.

The event is free, but preregistration is requested for meal planning purposes. Call (402) 624-8000 or e-mail onfarm@unl.edu to register for any site.

To learn more about the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network, resources to aid in on-farm research, and how to participate, visit cropwatch.unl.edu/farmresearch.