More Diverse Crop Rotations Improve Yield, Yield Stability and Soil Health
October 25, 2021
Results from a long-term rainfed no-till crop rotation and nitrogen (N) fertilizer systems study, which concluded that crop rotation has more agronomic and soil benefits compared to fertilizer-N alone.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Weeds and Thinning Stands
March 10, 2021
In a new Pasture and Forage Minute, Todd Whitney shares tips on best spraying practices for alfalfa weeds, and Ben Beckman explains why putting off the chore of replacing alfalfa stands could be costing your operation.
Adding Winter Wheat to a Crop Rotation
September 2, 2020
Would you believe that some growers are adding winter wheat to their rotation to improve soil health? A healthy functioning soil provides numerous local ecosystem benefits including improved water quality, flood and drought mitigation.
Yield Penalties for continuous Corn and Soybean in the Midwest, US
April 8, 2020
Soybean and corn are the most commonly rotated crops in the Midwest, United States. Rotation benefits are well documented for both crops.
Study of Wheat Behind Field Peas, Chickpeas, Soybeans and Fallow
October 4, 2019
Field demonstration plots near Grant compare water availability, crop water use efficiency, yield, and other factors when wheat is planted after fallow, field peas, chickpeas, and soybeans.
Winter Wheat Crop Budgets Available for 7 Systems
August 30, 2019
Customizable winter wheat crop production budgets can be a farm management tool as you look at costs and possible cost-savings areas for the next crop.
A Review of the 2018-19 Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Growing Season
August 15, 2019
Nebraska Extension educators review the wheat production season in eastern Nebraska and factors affecting it, from a rough start with cool, wet conditions to a good finish.
Long-Term Study Suggests Management Adaptations for Weather Extremes
July 16, 2019
From droughts to flooding, extreme hydrological phenomena are the costliest hazards in rainfed agriculture. A recent journal article explores how a long-term tillage study in northeast Nebraska can offer insights on successfully adapting to future climate changes by adjusting specific management practices.