Ag Technology

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Impact of Irrigation Technologies on Water Use: Clarifying Water Withdrawals and Consumptive Use

January 18, 2023
A new Nebraska Extension NebGuide clarifies the concept of consumptive use of water with regard to irrigated crop production and provides guidelines for determining the efficiency of new irrigation technology.

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FarmBits Explores Precision Irrigation, Imagery Technology

January 5, 2023
Throughout the fall 2022 season, FarmBits podcast guests highlighted advancements in precision irrigation technologies and imagery services in the agricultural industry.

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Members of the Field-Nets research team pose in a soybean field on East Campus with their millimeter wave radios with phased-array antennas. The researchers (from left) are Santosh Pitla, Qiang Liu, Yufeng Ge, Christos Argyropoulos and Mehmet Can Vuran. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Project Aims to Boost Ag Tech Through Improved Field Connectivity

November 17, 2022
A Nebraska research team is designing a next-generation wireless network for agricultural fields that would catalyze an array of digital farming technologies and buoy the businesses of countless farmers.

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Husker faculty members are leading a project to create a national framework for ag data. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Husker Faculty Take Lead Role in Creating National Ag Data Network

October 19, 2022
UNL faculty members are at the forefront of a nationwide initiative to create an ag data framework that will be accessible, secure and supported through compatible software platforms across the ag tech industry.

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Angela Knuth and NASA members
Figure 1. Angela Knuth shows some of the NASA team the current technology that they use and ways that she would like to see improvements to increase efficiency on the farm.

NASA’s Earth Sciences Division Visits Nebraska Farms

September 7, 2022
The Space for Ag tour brought NASA scientists and Nebraska farmers together to collaborate on new ways NASA technology and tools can support the agriculture industry.

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Flex-Ro, developed by BSE faculty Santosh Pitla, is one example of hands-on learning opportunities within the Agricultural Systems Technology program. (Photo courtesy

New Agricultural Systems Technology Major Prepares Students for Future of Agriculture

September 1, 2022
The new major will be available to students starting in the fall of 2023 through the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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FarmBits Podcast Features Nebraska Extension, On-Farm Research Initiatives

July 26, 2022
Highlighting extension and Nebraska ONRN research on precision ag technologies designed to help Nebraska farmers make important, timely management decisions. 

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Cereal rye cover crop
Producers can now estimate the biomass, water use and nitrogen uptake of cereal rye — one of the most common cover crop species in the U.S. — using the new Cover Crop Biomass Calculator. (CropWatch file photo)

Cover Crop Biomass Calculator Available for Nebraska

July 7, 2022
This new tool estimates cover crop growth with different planting and termination times across the state of Nebraska, to help producers maximize cover crop growth between fall harvest and spring planting.

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