Ag Technology

Yield monitor data in a grid map
An example of processing yield monitor data, as presented during a new Center for Ag Profitability webinar with Joe Luck, professor of biological systems engineering and associate director of the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center (ENREEC).

Harvesting Insights: Understanding and Utilizing Yield Monitor Data

October 26, 2023
This Center for Ag Profitability webinar delves into the intricacies of working with harvest yield monitor data straight from the combine, including how to access yield data, software requirements, quality control checks and more.

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Corn field under rain clouds
The Yuetter Institute report is the result of a large collaborative effort, which included high-level government officials from the current and previous presidential administrations, farmers, and academics and practitioners in plant genetics, agricultural sciences, economics and law. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Yeutter Institute Offers Insights on Boosting Ag Biotech Innovation

October 18, 2023
Now a topic of ongoing deliberations in Washington D.C., a new Yeutter Institute report recommends streamlining redundant U.S. regulatory protocols for ag biotech, which can boost crop yields to meet the world’s growing food demand.

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The USDA NASS Technology Use Survey is conducted every two years. To see past results of the survey, visit the USDA NASS online archive.

Nebraska Computer and Internet Use on Farms

August 25, 2023
Computer use and internet access has risen in Nebraska, according to USDA NASS's latest survey on technology in ag.

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Trends highlighted in USDA NASS's recent Technology Use survey indicate that Nebraska producers are more readily taking advantage of technological advances to improve their farm management skills and processes. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)

Technology Use Growing on Nebraska Farms and Ranches

August 24, 2023
A recent USDA NASS survey on technology use in agriculture revealed some interesting trends for the industry — in particular, Nebraska's above-average rating on ownership and use of technology.

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Software equipment in implement
Producers, industry representatives and researchers are invited to attend the field day in North Platte, which will feature the latest technologies and practices in agriculture.

West Central to Host 19th Annual Water and Crops Field Day

August 4, 2023
This free field day will feature producer and industry panels on covers crops and USDA's Climate Smart Initiatives, as well as field tours and demos on irrigation sensing tools, cover crops, western bean cutworm and drones in pesticide application.

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corn tassels on the top of the corn plant

Cligrow Software Provides Practical Climate Data to Ag Producers

July 20, 2023
A recently released app called CliGrow, developed by the High Plains Regional Climate Center, helps producers estimate crop maturity using a field’s historical climate data.

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Nebraska Extension Launches New Drones in Ag Conference on Aug. 3

July 18, 2023
Drone pilots and businesses utilizing drones across Nebraska will converge on Aug. 3, 2023 for the inaugural Drones in Ag Conference, sponsored by Nebraska Agricultural Technology Association (NeATA) and organized by Nebraska Extension.

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Pivot with end gun
There are two reliable methods for overcoming the challenges of lower uniformity and nitrogen application rates when using the center pivot's end gun: using a variable rate injection pump, and slowing the pivot down when the end gun turns on (for systems with computer panels).

How to Determine the Chemigation Injection Pump Setting for a Center Pivot with the End Gun Off and On

June 22, 2023
The key to knowing the correct setting for a chemigation pump is to first determine how many acres per hour the pivot will cover at the desired irrigation application depth or rate.

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