Nebraska On-Farm Research Network
On-Farm Research Network Working with producers to address critical production, profitability, and natural resources questions.
Figure 1. Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE update sessions in August. (Photos by Laura Thompson)
Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE update sessions at 5 sites this August.
If you've been thinking about incorporating an on-farm research study this year, the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network still has several opportunities.
Figure 1. Laura Thompson discusses an on-farm research plan with Dean Stevens, a corn-soybean farmer near Falls City. A new tool on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network website allows growers to find out about research projects conducted on farms in their area.
A new tool on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network website allows growers to click on a map of Nebraska to find out about research projects conducted on farms in their area.
Figure 1. Liquid fertilizer manifold used on a planter for applying starter fertilizer. (Photo by Charles Shapiro)
As you evaluate the cost of inputs, consider this: Only focusing on expenses without subsequent income changes is misleading. The most profitable plan uses the most profitable inputs. Is a starter fertilizer one of those inputs? The authors look at university and grower research under various conditions to see when a starter fertilizer offers economic benefits.
On-Farm Research Calendar - 2018 Annual Results
Looking for ways to maximize profitability in 2018?
Come hear about research projects conducted in 2017 by farmers across the state in cooperation with Nebraska Extension.
There is no cost to attend. Please pre-register at least 2 days in advance for meal planning purposes. For more info - firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-624-8030.
On Farm Research Results
Increase yield 1-6 bu/acre & value $11-15/acre
Become a member of the on-farm research network
(Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment)
Project SENSE encourages adoption of in-season nitrogen (N) application for corn. This practice increases nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), and reduces nitrate loss to groundwater.
On-Farm Research App
Create field treatment strips, develop a research study map and track research on your own fields.
Available on iPhone, iPad & Android