Ag Technology

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 robot
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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Sensors on the Pivot for Automated Irrigation Scheduling in the Great Plains

June 29, 2022
Results of a research project on optimizing irrigation methods by utilizing thermal and multispectral center pivot sensors to gather crop data.

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UNL is Helping Build a Tool to Optimize Soybean Management Decisions

June 9, 2022
UNL is seeking producers willing to provide field and management data that will be used in the development of a new online cropping system optimization decision tool for soybean farmers.

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FarmBits Podcast: Serving Farmers Autonomously with Sabanto

January 31, 2022
Craig Rupp, CEO of Sabanto Ag, discusses Sabanto's autonomous machinery platform and other related topics, such as the meaning of full-stack autonomy and why Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS) is a viable model for implementing autonomy.

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FarmBits to Premiere Robotics, Women in Ag Series in Spring 2022

December 16, 2021
For its spring 2022 season, FarmBits will focus podcast interviews on automation and robotics technology in crop and livestock production with a concurrent emphasis on stories of diversity and inclusion in digital agriculture.

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